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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 792–794

Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction of ultrashort optical pulses

C. Iaconis and I.A. Walmsley  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 792-794 (1998)

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We present a novel, self-referencing interferometric technique for measuring the amplitude and the phase of ultrashort optical pulses. The apparatus uses a collinear geometry that requires no moving components. The phase-retrieval procedure is noniterative and rapid and uses only two one-dimensional Fourier transforms. We apply the technique to characterize ultrashort pulses from a mode-locked Ti:sapphire oscillator.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

C. Iaconis and I.A. Walmsley, "Spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction of ultrashort optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 23, 792-794 (1998)

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