Does the polarization of the beam directed into a diagnostic device matter?

The venteon SPIDER is designed for input of an s-polarized beam, matching the s-polarized output from a venteon OPCPA. Other pulse diagnostic devices, such as e.g. autocorrelators, are typically designed for p-polarized input, matching the p-polarized output from the venteon as well as the taccor series of oscillators.

Related to: venteon/ taccor