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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2217–2219

Self-referencing spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction with chirped pulses

João Wemans, Gonçalo Figueira, Nelson Lopes, and Luís Cardoso  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2217-2219 (2006)

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We analyze the characterization of strongly chirped pulses by spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER). We show how to extend the working range of this technique for these relevant cases and derive correction factors for typical operating parameters. The results are straightforward to implement in the calculation algorithms. We demonstrate the validity of this technique by characterizing numerically and experimentally pulses with a known spectral phase profile.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2006

João Wemans, Gonçalo Figueira, Nelson Lopes, and Luís Cardoso, "Self-referencing spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction with chirped pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 2217-2219 (2006)

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