Femtosecond-resolution pulse-front distortion measurement by time-of-flight interferometry

Z. Bor, Zoltan Gogolak, Gabor Szabo

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Abstract

The pulse-front distortion occurring in lenses and lens systems has been measured by a Michelson interferometer. In this technique the plane pulse front from one arm of the interferometer is used as a temporal reference level to map contour lines of equal propagation time on the pulse-front surface. The experimental arrangement is capable of detecting pulse-front distortion with a resolution of 20 fsec, and this can be improved to approximately 1 fsec. The measured value of pulse-front distortion in a telescope (1.1 psec) is in good agreement with the calculated data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume14
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

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Femtosecond-resolution pulse-front distortion measurement by time-of-flight interferometry. / Bor, Z.; Gogolak, Zoltan; Szabo, Gabor.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 14, No. 16, 01.01.1989, p. 862-864.

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Bor, Z. ; Gogolak, Zoltan ; Szabo, Gabor. / Femtosecond-resolution pulse-front distortion measurement by time-of-flight interferometry. In: Optics Letters. 1989 ; Vol. 14, No. 16. pp. 862-864.
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