Applied Physics B

, 97:537 | Cite as

An inexpensive nonlinear medium for intense ultrabroadband pulse characterization

  • J. Extermann
  • P. Béjot
  • L. Bonacina
  • Y. Mugnier
  • R. Le Dantec
  • T. Mazingue
  • C. Galez
  • J.-P. Wolf
Article

Abstract

The ability of pellets made up of compressed iron iodate nanocrystals to frequency-double the whole visible spectrum is demonstrated. We suggest their use for complete characterization of intense ultrabroadband laser pulses.

PACS

42.65.Re 42.65.Ky 42.70.Mp 78.67.Bf 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Extermann
    • 1
  • P. Béjot
    • 1
  • L. Bonacina
    • 1
  • Y. Mugnier
    • 2
  • R. Le Dantec
    • 2
  • T. Mazingue
    • 2
  • C. Galez
    • 2
  • J.-P. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.GAP-BiophotonicsUniversité de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.SymmePolytech’ SavoieAnnecy le VieuxFrance

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