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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 4538–4551

Simultaneous analytical characterisation of two ultrashort laser pulses using spectrally resolved interferometric correlations

Ivan Amat-Roldan, David Artigas, Iain G. Cormack, and Pablo Loza-Alvarez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 4538-4551 (2006)

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In this paper we discuss in detail the underlying theory of a novel method that allows the characterizing of ultrashort laser pulses to be achieved in an analytical way. MEFISTO, (measuring the electric field by interferometric spectral trace observation) is based on a Fourier analysis of the information contained in a spectrally resolved interferometric correlation and can be applied to both situations: the characterization of an unknown pulse (MEFISTO) or to the simultaneous characterization of two different unknowns pulses (Blind-MEFISTO). The theoretical development and experimental practical implications are discussed in both situations.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2006
Published: May 15, 2006

Ivan Amat-Roldan, David Artigas, Iain G. Cormack, and Pablo Loza-Alvarez, "Simultaneous analytical characterisation of two ultrashort laser pulses using spectrally resolved interferometric correlations," Opt. Express 14, 4538-4551 (2006)

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