We present a practical and accurate technique for retrieving the amplitude and the phase of ultrashort pulses from a nonlinear (second-order) intensity cross correlation and the spectrum that overcomes shortcomings of previous attempts. We apply the algorithm to theoretical and experimental data and compare it with frequency-resolved optical gating.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
J. W. Nicholson, J. Jasapara, W. Rudolph, F. G. Omenetto, and A. J. Taylor, "Full-field characterization of femtosecond pulses by spectrum and cross-correlation measurements," Opt. Lett. 24, 1774-1776 (1999)