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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2004
  • pp: 644–646

General ultrafast pulse measurement using the cross-correlation single-shot sonogram technique

Derryck T. Reid and Jesus Garduño-Mejía  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 644-646 (2004)

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The cross-correlation single-shot sonogram technique offers exact pulse measurement and real-time pulse monitoring via an intuitive time–frequency trace whose shape and orientation directly indicate the spectral chirp of an ultrashort laser pulse. We demonstrate an algorithm that solves a fundamental limitation of the cross-correlation sonogram method, namely, that the time-gating operation is implemented using a replica of the measured pulse rather than the ideal delta-function-like pulse. Using a modified principal-components generalized projections algorithm, we experimentally show accurate pulse retrieval of an asymmetric double pulse, a case that is prone to systematic error when one is using the original sonogram retrieval algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

Derryck T. Reid and Jesus Garduño-Mejía, "General ultrafast pulse measurement using the cross-correlation single-shot sonogram technique," Opt. Lett. 29, 644-646 (2004)

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