Silicon carbide nanopowder thin-film autocorrelator for femtosecond laser pulses

D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov, S.O. Konorov, I. Bugar, J. Kováč, L. Fornarini, M. Carpanese, M. Avella, M.E. Errico, D. Chorvat Jr., J. Kováč Jr., R. Fantoni, D. Chorvat, A.M. Zheltikov

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We experimentally demonstrate the possibility of using second-harmonic generation in polymer films doped with silicon carbide nanocrystals for the metrology of ultrashort laser pulses within a broad spectral range. Experiments performed with frequency-tunable 110-fs pulses of an optical parametric amplifier show that a polymer film with silicon carbon nanopowder is ideally suited for the creation of cost-efficient autocorrelators, suggesting the ways to improve the time resolution and expand the frequency range of short-pulse characterization relative to a standard autocorrelator based on a 1-mm-thick BBO crystal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533 - 536
Number of pages4
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Sidorov-Biryukov, D. A., Konorov, S. O., Bugar, I., Kováč, J., Fornarini, L., Carpanese, M., ... Zheltikov, A. M. (2004). Silicon carbide nanopowder thin-film autocorrelator for femtosecond laser pulses. Laser Physics, 14(4), 533 - 536.