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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25968–25976

Imaging cross-correlation FROG: measuring ultrashort, complex, spatiotemporal fields

Falk Eilenberger, Alexander Brown, Stefano Minardi, and Thomas Pertsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25968-25976 (2013)

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We present imaging cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating (ImXFROG), a new method for the spatiotemporal phase retrieval of ultrashort pulses. It is demonstrated that ImXFROG can measure phase and intensity of arbitrary, spatiotemporally distorted pulses with femtosecond resolution and up to 107 independent variables. ImXFROG is implemented as a plug-in upgrade to an existing correlator and used to demonstrate the reconstruction of highly complex, optical pulses with femtosecond features and massive spatiotemporal distortion.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: October 23, 2013

Falk Eilenberger, Alexander Brown, Stefano Minardi, and Thomas Pertsch, "Imaging cross-correlation FROG: measuring ultrashort, complex, spatiotemporal fields," Opt. Express 21, 25968-25976 (2013)

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