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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20617–20625

Direct spectral phase retrieval of ultrashort pulses by double modified one-dimensional autocorrelation traces

Shang-Da Yang, Chen-Shao Hsu, Shih-Lun Lin, Houxun Miao, Chen-Bin Huang, and Andrew. M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20617-20625 (2008)

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We propose and experimentally demonstrate an original method to analytically retrieve complete spectral phase of ultrashort pulses by measuring two modified interferometric field autocorrelation traces using thick nonlinear crystals with slightly different central phase-matching wavelengths. This new scheme requires no spectrometer, detector array, nor iterative data inversion, and is compatible with periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) waveguide technology offering potential for high measurement sensitivity.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

Shang-Da Yang, Chen-Shao Hsu, Shih-Lun Lin, Houxun Miao, Chen-Bin Huang, and Andrew M. Weiner, "Direct spectral phase retrieval of ultrashort pulses by double modified one-dimensional autocorrelation traces," Opt. Express 16, 20617-20625 (2008)

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