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Title: Apparatus and method for optical pulse measurement

Abstract

Practical third-order frequency-resolved optical grating (FROG) techniques for characterization of ultrashort optical pulses are disclosed. The techniques are particularly suited to the measurement of single and/or weak optical pulses having pulse durations in the picosecond and subpicosecond regime. The relative quantum inefficiency of third-order nonlinear optical effects is compensated for through i) use of phase-matched transient grating beam geometry to maximize interaction length, and ii) use of interface-enhanced third-harmonic generation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Brooklyn, NY)
  3. (San Diego, CA)
  4. (Danville, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872790
Patent Number(s):
US 6008899
Application Number:
08/878,301
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94DP85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; optical; pulse; measurement; practical; third-order; frequency-resolved; grating; frog; techniques; characterization; ultrashort; pulses; disclosed; particularly; suited; single; weak; durations; picosecond; subpicosecond; regime; relative; quantum; inefficiency; nonlinear; effects; compensated; phase-matched; transient; beam; geometry; maximize; interaction; length; ii; interface-enhanced; third-harmonic; generation; optical pulse; optical pulses; particularly suited; nonlinear optical; pulse duration; weak optical; third-harmonic generation; harmonic generation; pulse durations; nonlinear optic; optical grating; ultrashort optical; interaction length; frequency-resolved optical; /356/250/

Citation Formats

Trebino, Rick P., Tsang, Thomas, Fittinghoff, David N., Sweetser, John N., and Krumbuegel, Marco A. Apparatus and method for optical pulse measurement. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Trebino, Rick P., Tsang, Thomas, Fittinghoff, David N., Sweetser, John N., & Krumbuegel, Marco A. Apparatus and method for optical pulse measurement. United States.
Trebino, Rick P., Tsang, Thomas, Fittinghoff, David N., Sweetser, John N., and Krumbuegel, Marco A. Tue . "Apparatus and method for optical pulse measurement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872790.
@article{osti_872790,
title = {Apparatus and method for optical pulse measurement},
author = {Trebino, Rick P. and Tsang, Thomas and Fittinghoff, David N. and Sweetser, John N. and Krumbuegel, Marco A.},
abstractNote = {Practical third-order frequency-resolved optical grating (FROG) techniques for characterization of ultrashort optical pulses are disclosed. The techniques are particularly suited to the measurement of single and/or weak optical pulses having pulse durations in the picosecond and subpicosecond regime. The relative quantum inefficiency of third-order nonlinear optical effects is compensated for through i) use of phase-matched transient grating beam geometry to maximize interaction length, and ii) use of interface-enhanced third-harmonic generation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {12}
}

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