OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6877–6884

Ultrashort pulse measurements by interferometric spectrogram

Li-Fan Yang, Shih-Lun Lin, and Shang-Da Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6877-6884 (2010)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (288 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We experimentally demonstrate that an interferometric spectrogram (i.e., fringe- and frequency-resolved autocorrelation trace) with high signal-to-noise ratio can be processed by three different procedures to accurately retrieve the spectral phase profile. We also show that the data redundancy built in the interferometric spectrogram permits simultaneous retrieval of multiple spectral phase solutions, and their weighted average may give a highly robust result against the measurement noise.

© 2010 OSA

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2010
Published: March 18, 2010

Li-Fan Yang, Shih-Lun Lin, and Shang-Da Yang, "Ultrashort pulse measurements by interferometric spectrogram," Opt. Express 18, 6877-6884 (2010)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. H. T. Shang, “Chromatic dispersion measurement by white-light interferometry on metre-length single-mode optical fibres,” Electron. Lett. 17(17), 603–605 (1981). [CrossRef]
  2. N. Dudovich, D. Oron, and Y. Silberberg, “Single-pulse coherently controlled nonlinear Raman spectroscopy and microscopy,” Nature 418(6897), 512–514 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. E. Matsubara, K. Yamane, T. Sekikawa, and M. Yamashita, “Generation of 2.6 fs optical pulses using induced-phase modulation in a gas-filled hollow fiber,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(4), 985–989 (2007). [CrossRef]
  4. Z. Jiang, C.-B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, “Optical arbitrary waveform processing of more than 100 spectral comb lines,” Nat. Photonics 1(8), 463–467 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. D. N. Fittinghoff, J. L. Bowie, J. N. Sweetser, R. T. Jennings, M. A. Krumbüugel, K. W. Delong, R. Trebino, and I. A. Walmsley, “Measurement of the intensity and phase of ultraweak, ultrashort laser pulses,” Opt. Lett. 21(12), 884–886 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. I. Kang and C. Dorrer, “Method of optical pulse characterization using sinusoidal optical phase modulations,” Opt. Lett. 32(17), 2538–2540 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, “Simple devices for measuring complex ultrashort pulses,” Laser Photon. Rev. 3(3), 314–342 (2009). [CrossRef]
  8. C. Iaconis and I. A. Walmsley, “Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction of ultrashort optical pulses,” Opt. Lett. 23(10), 792–794 (1998). [CrossRef]
  9. H. Miao, D. E. Leaird, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and A. M. Weiner, “Optical arbitrary waveform characterization via dual-quadrature spectral shearing interferometry,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3381–3389 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. D. N. Fittinghoff, K. W. DeLong, R. Trebino, and C. L. Ladera, “Noise sensitivity in frequency-resolved optical-gating measurements of ultrashort pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12(10), 1955–1967 (1995). [CrossRef]
  11. S.-D. Yang, A. M. Weiner, K. R. Parameswaran, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrasensitive second-harmonic generation frequency-resolved optical gating by aperiodically poled LiNbO3 waveguides at 1.5 microm,” Opt. Lett. 30(16), 2164–2166 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. I. Amat-Roldán, I. Cormack, P. Loza-Alvarez, E. Gualda, and D. Artigas, “Ultrashort pulse characterisation with SHG collinear-FROG,” Opt. Express 12(6), 1169–1178 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. G. Stibenz and G. Steinmeyer, “Interferometric frequency-resolved optical gating,” Opt. Express 13(7), 2617–2626 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. I. Amat-Roldán, I. G. Cormack, P. Loza-Alvarez, and D. Artigas, “Measurement of electric field by interferometric spectral trace observation,” Opt. Lett. 30(9), 1063–1065 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. I. Amat-Roldan, D. Artigas, I. G. Cormack, and P. Loza-Alvarez, “Simultaneous analytical characterisation of two ultrashort laser pulses using spectrally resolved interferometric correlations,” Opt. Express 14(10), 4538–4551 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. S.-D. Yang, C.-S. Hsu, S.-L. Lin, H. Miao, C.-B. Huang, and A. M. Weiner, “Direct spectral phase retrieval of ultrashort pulses by double modified one-dimensional autocorrelation traces,” Opt. Express 16(25), 20617–20625 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. S.-D. Yang, C.-S. Hsu, S.-L. Lin, Y.-S. Lin, C. Langrock, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrasensitive direct-field retrieval of femtosecond pulses by modified interferometric field autocorrelation,” Opt. Lett. 34(20), 3065–3067 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. C.-S. Hsu and S.-D. Yang, “Robustness enhancement of iteration-free spectral phase retrieval by interferometric second-harmonic trace,” presented at the Conference on Lasers & Electro Optics, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 6–11 May, 2007.

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.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited