Applied Physics B

, 95:273 | Cite as

A linear optical method for measuring the carrier-envelope phase drift

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Abstract

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.

PACS

42.60.Da 42.65.Re 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Görbe
    • 1
  • C. Grebing
    • 2
  • G. Steinmeyer
    • 2
  • K. Osvay
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Optics and Quantum ElectronicsUniversity of SzegedSzegedHungary
  2. 2.Max Born InstituteBerlinGermany

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