Interferometric characterization of 160 fs far-infrared light pulses

B. I. Greene, J. F. Federici, D. R. Dykaar, R. R. Jones, P. H. Bucksbaum

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Abstract

We report the first interferometric characterization of freely propagating, subpicosecond, far-infrared (FIR) light pulses. FIR light was generated via short pulse photoexcitation of a semi-insulating InP wafer. The half width of the intensity interferogram was 230 fs. The FIR light contained frequency components from 3 to 150 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-895
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume59
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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