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)


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.



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


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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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