OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.004538


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (303 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-10-4538


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J.-C. Diels, E. W. Van Stryland, and D. Gold, "Investigation of the parameters affecting subpicosecond pulse duration of passively mode-locked dye laser," in Proceedings, First International Conference on Picosecond Phenomena, (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978), pp. 117-120.
  2. J.-C. Diels, E. W. Van Stryland, and G. Benedict, "Generation and measurement of 200 femtosecond optical pulses," Opt. Commun. 25, 93-95 (1978). [CrossRef]
  3. C. Iaconis, V. Wong, and I. A. Walmsley, "Direct interferometric techniques for characterizing ultrashort optical pulses," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 285-294 (1998). [CrossRef]
  4. C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, "Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction of ultrashort optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 23, 792-794 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. D. J. Kane and R. Trebino, "Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating," Opt. Lett. 18, 823-825 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. L. A. Chilla and O. E. Martinez, "Direct determination of the amplitude and the phase of femtosecond light pulses," Opt. Lett. 16, 39-41 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. G. Stibenz, G. Steinmeyer, "Interferometric frequency-resolved optical gating," Opt. Express 13, 2617-2626 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. I. Amat-Roldán, I. G. Cormack, P. Loza-Alvarez, E. J. Gualda, and D. Artigas, "Ultrashort pulse characterisation with SHG collinear-FROG," Opt. Express 12, 1169-1178 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. I. Amat-Roldán, I. G. Cormack, P. Loza-Alvarez, and D. Artigas, "Starch-based second-harmonic-generated collinear frequency-resolved optical gating pulse characterization at the focal plane of a high-numerical-aperture lens," Opt. Lett. 29, 2282-2284 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. I. Amat-Roldán, I. G. Cormack, P. Loza-Alvarez, and D. Artigas, "Measurement of electric field by interferometric spectral trace observation," Opt. Lett. 30, 1063-1065 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. D. T. Reid, P. Loza-Alvarez, C. T. A. Brown, T. Beddard, and W. Sibbett, "Amplitude and phase measurement of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses by using cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating," Opt. Lett. 25, 1478-1480 (2000). [CrossRef]
  12. K. W. DeLong, R. Trebino and W. E. White, "Simultaneous recovery of two ultrashort laser pulses from a single spectrogram," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2463-2466 (1995). [CrossRef]
  13. A. V. Oppenheim and R. W. Schafer, Digital Signal Processing (Prentice-Hall, 1975).
  14. B. Seifert, H. Stolz, M. Tasche, "Nontrivial ambiguities for blind frequency-resolved optical gating and the problem of uniqueness," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1089-1097 (2004). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited