A sensitive single shot method to determine duration and chirp of ultrashort pulses with a streak camera

Gabor Szabó, Alexander Müller, Z. Bor

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Abstract

Using two Treacy compressors and a streak camera, duration and frequency modulation (chirp) of a single ultrashort laser pulse can be determined. The spectral range is limited only by the streak camera photocathode. The method allows to determine the sign of the chirp and has a high sensitivity in the subnanojoule range. Resolution limits are estimated to be presently at pulse durations of about 150 fs. Small values of chirp can be detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Volume82
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1991

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A sensitive single shot method to determine duration and chirp of ultrashort pulses with a streak camera. / Szabó, Gabor; Müller, Alexander; Bor, Z.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 82, No. 1-2, 01.04.1991, p. 56-62.

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