We present measurements of the transverse and longitudinal coherence lengths of the fourth harmonic of a 1053-nm, 2.5-ps laser generated during high-intensity (up to 10(19) W cm(-2)) interactions with a solid target. Coherence lengths were measured by use of a Young's double-slit interferometer. The effective source size, as defined by the Van Cittert-Zernicke theorem, was found to be 10-12 mu m, and the coherence time was observed to be in the range 0.02-0.4 ps.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review A|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|