In this work we present an Autocorrelation z-scan technique to measure, simultaneously, the spatial and temporal distribution of femtosecond pulses near the focal region of lenses. A second-order collinear autocorrelator is implemented before the lens under test to estimate the pulse width. Signals are obtained by translating a Two Photon Absorption (TPA) sensor along the optical axis and by measuring the second-order autocorrelation trace at each position z. The DC signal, which is typically not considered important, is taken into account since we have found that this signal provides relevant information. Experimental results are presented for different lenses and input wavefronts.
Castro-Marín, P., Castro-Olvera, G., Garduño-Mejía, J., Rosete-Aguilar, M., Bruce, N. C., Reid, D. T., & Rodríguez-Herrera, O. G. (2017). Autocorrelation z-scan technique for measuring the spatial and temporal distribution of femtosecond pulses in the focal region of lenses. Optics Express, 25(13), 14473-14482. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.014473