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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 933–940

Spatiotemporal amplitude-and-phase reconstruction by Fourier-transform of interference spectra of high-complex-beams

Benjamín Alonso, Íñigo J. Sola, Óscar Varela, Juan Hernández-Toro, Cruz Méndez, Julio San Román, Amelle Zaïr, and Luis Roso  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 933-940 (2010)

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We propose what we believe to be a novel method to reconstruct the spatiotemporal amplitude and phase of the electric field of ultrashort laser pulses using spatially resolved spectral interferometry. This method is based on a fiber-optic coupler interferometer that has certain advantages in comparison with standard interferometer systems, such as being alignment-free and selection of the reference beam at a single point. Our technique, which we refer to as the SpatioTemporal Amplitude-and-phase Reconstruction by Fourier-transform of Interference Spectra of High-complex-beams, offers compactness and simplicity. We report its application to the experimental characterization of chirped pulses and to spatiotemporal reconstructions of a convergent beam as well as plane-plane and spherical-plane waves interferences, which we check with our simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: November 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2010
Published: April 20, 2010

Benjamín Alonso, Íñigo J. Sola, Óscar Varela, Juan Hernández-Toro, Cruz Méndez, Julio San Román, Amelle Zaïr, and Luis Roso, "Spatiotemporal amplitude-and-phase reconstruction by Fourier-transform of interference spectra of high-complex-beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 933-940 (2010)

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