The carrier-envelope offset frequency of a laser oscillator is determined from the visibility of spectrally resolved fringes in a combined two-path multiple-path interferometer. At maximum visibility the pulses have zero carrier-envelope phase drift, while the visibility becomes zero for uncorrelated pulses. The method is widely independent of bandwidth and pulse energy. The effects of carrier-envelope offset phase noise, finite detection time, and dispersion are also discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
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