Abstract

A new technique for the measurement of the pulse-width of ultrashort optical pulses has been recently proposed[1]. I argue in this comment that such a technique is unable to get any temporal information on an ultrashort pulse, based on the absence of a time-non-stationary element in the proposed setup.

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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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2002 (2)

1998 (1)

1996 (3)

1995 (2)

1994 (1)

M.T. Kaufman, W.C. Banyai, A.A Godil, and D.M. Bloom, “Time-to-frequency converter for measuring picosecond optical pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270–272 (1994).
[Crossref]

Banyai, W.C.

M.T. Kaufman, W.C. Banyai, A.A Godil, and D.M. Bloom, “Time-to-frequency converter for measuring picosecond optical pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270–272 (1994).
[Crossref]

Bloom, D.M.

M.T. Kaufman, W.C. Banyai, A.A Godil, and D.M. Bloom, “Time-to-frequency converter for measuring picosecond optical pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270–272 (1994).
[Crossref]

Boittin, R.

Bowie, J.L.

Chériaux, G.

Dai, E.

Debeau, J.

DeLong, K.W.

Diddams, S.

S. Prein, S. Diddams, and J.C. Diels, “Complete characterization of femtosecond pulses using an all-electronic detector” Opt. Commun. 123, 567–573 (1996).
[Crossref]

Diels, J.C.

S. Prein, S. Diddams, and J.C. Diels, “Complete characterization of femtosecond pulses using an all-electronic detector” Opt. Commun. 123, 567–573 (1996).
[Crossref]

Dorrer, C.

C. Dorrer and I. Kang, “Simultaneous characterization of telecommunication optical pulses and modulators,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1315 (2002).
[Crossref]

C. Dorrer and I. Kang, “Highly sensitive direct femtosecond pulse measurements using electro-optic spectral shearing interferometry,” Postdeadline paper PDA 7, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002 (2002).

C. Dorrer and M. Joffre, “Characterization of the spectral phase of ultrashort optical pulses,” C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris2 Série IV, 1415–1426 (2001).

Fittinghoff, D.N.

Godil, A.A

M.T. Kaufman, W.C. Banyai, A.A Godil, and D.M. Bloom, “Time-to-frequency converter for measuring picosecond optical pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270–272 (1994).
[Crossref]

Griffith, P.R.

P.R. Griffith and J.A. Haseth, “Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry,” Chemical Analysis Vol. 83, Wiley Interscience, New-York (1986).

Haseth, J.A.

P.R. Griffith and J.A. Haseth, “Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry,” Chemical Analysis Vol. 83, Wiley Interscience, New-York (1986).

Jennings, R.T.

Joffre, M.

L. Lepetit, G. Chériaux, and M. Joffre, “Linear techniques of phase measurement by femtosecond spectral interferometry for applications in spectroscopy,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2467 (1995).
[Crossref]

C. Dorrer and M. Joffre, “Characterization of the spectral phase of ultrashort optical pulses,” C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris2 Série IV, 1415–1426 (2001).

Kang, I.

C. Dorrer and I. Kang, “Simultaneous characterization of telecommunication optical pulses and modulators,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1315 (2002).
[Crossref]

C. Dorrer and I. Kang, “Highly sensitive direct femtosecond pulse measurements using electro-optic spectral shearing interferometry,” Postdeadline paper PDA 7, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002 (2002).

Kaufman, M.T.

M.T. Kaufman, W.C. Banyai, A.A Godil, and D.M. Bloom, “Time-to-frequency converter for measuring picosecond optical pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270–272 (1994).
[Crossref]

Kowalski, B.

Krumbugel, M.A.

Lepetit, L.

Liu, L.

Prein, S.

S. Prein, S. Diddams, and J.C. Diels, “Complete characterization of femtosecond pulses using an all-electronic detector” Opt. Commun. 123, 567–573 (1996).
[Crossref]

Sweetser, J.N.

Trebino, R.

Walmsley, I.A.

Wong, V.

Xi, P.

Zhou, C.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M.T. Kaufman, W.C. Banyai, A.A Godil, and D.M. Bloom, “Time-to-frequency converter for measuring picosecond optical pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 270–272 (1994).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. Prein, S. Diddams, and J.C. Diels, “Complete characterization of femtosecond pulses using an all-electronic detector” Opt. Commun. 123, 567–573 (1996).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (3)

P.R. Griffith and J.A. Haseth, “Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry,” Chemical Analysis Vol. 83, Wiley Interscience, New-York (1986).

C. Dorrer and M. Joffre, “Characterization of the spectral phase of ultrashort optical pulses,” C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris2 Série IV, 1415–1426 (2001).

C. Dorrer and I. Kang, “Highly sensitive direct femtosecond pulse measurements using electro-optic spectral shearing interferometry,” Postdeadline paper PDA 7, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2002 (2002).

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E ˜ OUTPUT ( ω ) = E ˜ INPUT ( ω ) R ˜ ( ω )
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S = + E ˜ OUTPUT ( ω ) 2 2 π = + E ˜ INPUT ( ω ) 2 R ˜ ( ω ) 2 2 π

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