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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 15028–15038

Spectral phase retrieval from interferometric autocorrelation by a combination of graduated optimization and genetic algorithms

Wenlong Yang, Matthew Springer, James Strohaber, Alexandre Kolomenski, Hans Schuessler, George Kattawar, and Alexei Sokolov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 15028-15038 (2010)

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We describe a method for retrieving spectral phase information from second harmonic interferometric autocorrelation measurements supplemented by the use of the observed spectral intensity. By applying a combination of graduated optimization and genetic algorithms, accurate phase retrieval of laser pulses as short as a few optical cycles was obtained from the measured autocorrelation and spectral intensity. The effectiveness of the combined algorithms is demonstrated on a set of significantly different femtosecond pulse shapes.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2010
Published: June 29, 2010

Wenlong Yang, Matthew Springer, James Strohaber, Alexandre Kolomenski, Hans Schuessler, George Kattawar, and Alexei Sokolov, "Spectral phase retrieval from interferometric autocorrelation by a combination of graduated optimization and genetic algorithms," Opt. Express 18, 15028-15038 (2010)

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