Pulse shaper assisted short laser pulse characterization
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We demonstrate that a pulse shaper is able to simultaneously act as an optical waveform generator and a short pulse characterization device when combined with an appropriate nonlinear element. We present autocorrelation measurements and their frequency resolved counterparts. We show that control over the carrier envelope phase allows continuous tuning between an intensity-like and an interferometric autocorrelation. By changing the transfer function other measurement techniques, for example STRUT, are easily realized without any modification of the optical setup.
KeywordsPulse Shaper Carrier Phase Nonlinear Element Time Frequency Distribution Carrier Envelope Phase
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