Application of nonlinearities of metals in ultrashort pulse measurements

Bennett, P., Malinowski, A., Shatwell, I.R., Popov, S.V. and Zheludev, N.I. (1996) Application of nonlinearities of metals in ultrashort pulse measurements. In, Summaries of papers presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1996. International Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics New York, US, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 224.


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Summary form only given. Recently, a new type of very fast femtosecond incoherent frequency-degenerate optical nonlinearity has been reported in bulk metallic gold. This encouraged us to examine the potential application of metals as nonlinear media in optical autocorrelators. Below we describe the use of metal nonlinearity in an autocorrelator, which offers the potential for femtosecond pulse-length measurements over a very wide wavelength range in the visible and infrared. For the recovery of the intensity autocorrelation function we used polarization-sensitive interactions of two pulses reflected from a metallic mirror.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1557524432
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 76929
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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