A new technique for determining the complex electric field of an ultrashort light pulse is analyzed and experimentally demonstrated. It is based on the measurement of the spectrally resolved intensity autocorrelation and an iterative procedure of data deconvolution. This method is shown to be convenient and reliable.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 30, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993
Jérôme Paye, Malini Ramaswamy, James G. Fujimoto, and Erich P. Ippen, "Measurement of the amplitude and phase of ultrashort light pulses from spectrally resolved autocorrelation," Opt. Lett. 18, 1946-1948 (1993)