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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2011
  • pp: 805–807

Application of single-beam homodyne SPIDER for the control of complex spectral phase profiles

Peter Schön and Sophie Brasselet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 6, pp. 805-807 (2011)

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We investigate the range of application of single-beam homodyne spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction (SPIDER) for multiphoton microscopy. Simulations and experimental studies performed on model spectral phase profiles show that the phase reconstruction technique used in this method makes the phase retrieval quality highly sensitive to the complexity of the profile. In addition, we show that the use of iterative processes is likely to deteriorate the phase retrieval quality, especially for strongly varying phase profiles. These effects are illustrated and quantified for sinusoidal and quadratic spectral phase profiles.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2010
Published: March 7, 2011

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Peter Schön and Sophie Brasselet, "Application of single-beam homodyne SPIDER for the control of complex spectral phase profiles," Opt. Lett. 36, 805-807 (2011)

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