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The complete optical oscilloscope

Observing ultrafast transient dynamics in optics is a challenging task. Two teams in Europe have now independently developed ‘optical oscilloscopes’ that can capture both amplitude and phase information of ultrafast optical signals. Their schemes yield new insights into the nonlinear physics that takes place inside optical fibres.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    • Cheng Lei
    •  & Keisuke Goda


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