A novel electric-field correlation technique is presented. By the incorporation of a dispersion-compensating element into the autocorrelator, it is possible to determine both the pulse amplitude and the amount of phase chirp for well-behaved pulses. The technique requires no nonlinear processes or spectral analysis.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 9, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993
J. Goodberlet and P. L. Hagelstein, "Chirp-compensated autocorrelation of optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 18, 1648-1650 (1993)