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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. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers., p. 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.

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Published date: 1996
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, United States, 1996-06-02 - 1996-06-07


Local EPrints ID: 76929
ISBN: 1-55752-443-2
PURE UUID: 7d4f8731-4a98-489b-ad30-c9914c459642

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:36

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Author: P. Bennett
Author: A. Malinowski
Author: I.R. Shatwell
Author: S.V. Popov
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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