We study and demonstrate a version of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER) that uses self-referencing homodyne detection. This technique has a higher sensitivity than conventional SPIDER, is self-calibrating, and can be adjusted for a wider range of pulse parameters.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
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(120.2920) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Homodyning
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
C. Dorrer, P. Londero, and I. A. Walmsley, "Homodyne detection in spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction," Opt. Lett. 26, 1510-1512 (2001)