Abstract

An improvement of the technique of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction is presented. The possibility of simultaneously recording two interference spectra, one containing complete information on the spectral amplitude and the other containing complete information on the spectral phase, on a single one-dimensional detector is demonstrated. This is, to the author’s knowledge, the only method that permits the complete characterization of an ultrashort light pulse with a single one-dimensional integrating detector and an algebraic inversion procedure.

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C. Dorrer, B. de Beauvoir, C. Le Blanc, S. Ranc, J.-P. Rousseau, P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, and F. Salin, “Single-shot real-time characterization of chirped-pulse amplification systems by use of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

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C. Dorrer, B. de Beauvoir, C. Le Blanc, S. Ranc, J.-P. Rousseau, P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, and F. Salin, “Single-shot real-time characterization of chirped-pulse amplification systems by use of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

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R. Trebino, K. DeLong, D. Fittinghoff, J. Sweester, M. Krumbügel, B. Richman, and D. Kane, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
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C. Dorrer, B. de Beauvoir, C. Le Blanc, S. Ranc, J.-P. Rousseau, P. Rousseau, J.-P. Chambaret, and F. Salin, “Single-shot real-time characterization of chirped-pulse amplification systems by use of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction,” Opt. Lett. (to be published).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental double interferogram; the wavelength axis corresponds to the first and second orders of the grating. (b) Fourier transform of this interferogram; the temporal axes have been plotted for both orders of the grating.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Extracted spectrum (solid curve), independently measured spectrum (dashed curve), and extracted spectral phase (squares) for a short pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Extracted spectrum (solid curve), independently measured spectrum (dashed curve), and extracted spectral phase (squares) for a short pulse with strong clipping of the spectrum.

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