17 June 1993 Photorefractive crystals for recording two-dimensional change of picosecond light pulse
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Proceedings Volume 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147047
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A novel method to measure a short light pulse using the photorefractive effect is proposed. Since photorefractive crystals are volume holograms, if we assign one axis to time, we can use them as materials which record the change of spatially two dimensional information. We recorded 3.5 ps pulses of a mode-locked Nd:YAG laser in a Fe:LiNbO3 crystal and read out the information by cw He-Ne laser by measuring the amplitude and phase of the diffracted wave.
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Hideki Okamura, Hideki Okamura, Kazuo Kuroda, Kazuo Kuroda, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Masahide Itoh, Masahide Itoh, } "Photorefractive crystals for recording two-dimensional change of picosecond light pulse", Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147047; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147047


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