Plasma-blueshift spectral shear interferometry for characterization of ultimately short optical pulses. Academic Article uri icon


  • We introduce a bandwidth-unlimited, dispersion- and shear-self-calibrated, timing-jitter-free pulse measurement technique based on a quasi-linear temporal phase modulation in a gas weakly ionized by a long pump pulse. Results of a 5 fs pulse characterization are reported.

published proceedings

  • Optics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Verhoef, A. J., Mitrofanov, A., Zheltikov, A., & Baltuska, A.

complete list of authors

  • Verhoef, Aart J||Mitrofanov, Alexander||Zheltikov, Aleksei||Baltuska, Andrius

publication date

  • December 2008