Abstract

A new modality for probing ultrafast phenomena that relies on radially or azimuthally polarized probe pulses is presented. First, we describe the principle and then theoretically analyze the signals expected for different types of pump-induced nonlinearities. Last, we experimentally verify the methodology by probing a pump-induced Kerr gate with a time-delayed radially polarized probe pulse. In general, we find excellent agreement between the simulated and measured results.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Radially and azimuthally polarized laser beams by thin-disk laser

Reza Aghbolaghi and Habib Sahebghoran Charehjolo
Appl. Opt. 55(13) 3510-3517 (2016)

Generating radially polarized beams interferometrically

Steve C. Tidwell, Dennis H. Ford, and Wayne D. Kimura
Appl. Opt. 29(15) 2234-2239 (1990)

Birefringence-induced bifocusing for selection of radially or azimuthally polarized laser modes

Galina Machavariani, Yaakov Lumer, Inon Moshe, Avi Meir, Steven Jackel, and Nir Davidson
Appl. Opt. 46(16) 3304-3310 (2007)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (22)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription