We demonstrate a technique for correcting arbitrary spectral-phase aberrations in a single iteration with no reference pulse. By utilizing spectral-phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction and a programmable liquid-crystal spatial light modulator, we have achieved compression of complex pulse shapes from nearly picosecond extent down to 70 fs.
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Josh Thornes, Phillip Poon, and Matthew E. Anderson, "Single-iteration compression of femtosecond laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1387-1390 (2004)