A method for generation of the modified spectrum autointerferometric correlation that allows single-shot pulse characterization is demonstrated. A sensitive graphical representation of the ultrashort pulse phase quality is introduced that delineates the difference between the presence of temporal and spectral phase distortions. Using these schemes, full-field reconstruction of ultrashort laser pulses is obtained in real time using an efficient iterative technique.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2007
Published: September 25, 2007
Daniel A. Bender and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, "Modified spectrum autointerferometric correlation (MOSAIC) for single-shot pulse characterization," Opt. Lett. 32, 2822-2824 (2007)