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Spatially Resolved Characterization of Sub-4-fs Laser Pulses Using Spectral Shearing Interferometry

  • T. WittingEmail author
  • F. Frank
  • C. A. Arrell
  • W. Okell
  • J. P. Marangos
  • J. W. G. Tisch
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)

Abstract

We report on the spatially resolved full amplitude and phase characterization of high intensity few-cycle laser pulses. The sub-4-fs pulses are generated in a single stage hollow core fiber system with subsequent compression by ultrabroadband chirped mirrors. We use a spatially-encoded arrangement(SEA-)SPIDER with spectral filters for ancilla generation to fully characterize the sub-4-fs pulses with spatial resolution in a single shot.

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Acknowledgements

This research was supported in part by EPSRC grants EP/F034601/1, and EP/E028063/1. The authors gratefully acknowledge useful discussions with Dane R. Austin, Adam S. Wyatt, and Ian A. Walmsley. T. Witting’s email address is http://twitting@imperial.ac.uk.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Witting
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Frank
    • 1
  • C. A. Arrell
    • 1
  • W. Okell
    • 1
  • J. P. Marangos
    • 1
  • J. W. G. Tisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK

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