Abstract

We present a new methodology that obtains, in an analytical way, the complex electric field of ultrashort pulses. This methodology is based only on Fourier analysis of the frequency components of spectrally resolved interferometric collinear autocorrelations. We present an experimental demonstration of this technique and the results are compared with the conventional second-harmonic generation frequency-resolved optical gating technique.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

C. Iaconis, V. Wong, and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 285 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Kane, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 278 (1998).
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Amat-Roldán, I.

Anderson, M. E.

Artigas, D.

Bromage, J.

Chilla, J. L. A.

Cormack, I. G.

Dantus, M.

Dela Cruz, J. M.

Diels, J. C.

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[CrossRef]

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Iaconis, C.

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[CrossRef]

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Loza-Alvarez, P.

Lozovoy, V. V.

Martinez, O. E.

Oron, D.

D. Oron, N. Dudovich, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pastirk, I.

Shuman, T. M.

Silberberg, Y.

D. Oron, N. Dudovich, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 70, 023415 (2004).
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Trebino, R.

Walmsley, I. A.

Walowicz, K. A.

Waxer, L.

Wong, V.

C. Iaconis, V. Wong, and I. A. Walmsley, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 285 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Yan, C.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup used for MEFISTO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Frequency-resolved collinear autocorrelation. (b) Same trace in the Fourier domain. (For clarity, the intensity scale is not linear.)

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra and phases of the pulse obtained with MEFISTO (solid curves) and a standard SHG FROG procedure (dashed curves).

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Fig. 4

Numerical interferometric autocorrelations obtained from MEFISTO (solid curve) and the SHG FROG technique (dashed curve) compared with experimental measurements (in light gray).

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I SHG ( f , τ ) = F t ( { E ( t ) exp ( i 2 π f 0 t ) + E ( t τ ) exp [ i 2 π f 0 ( t τ ) ] } 2 ) 2 .
Y κ f 0 SHG ( f , κ ) = 2 E SHG ( f ) E * ( f + f 0 κ ) E * ( κ f 0 ) + c.c. ,
Y κ f 0 SHG ( f , κ ) = 4 U SHG ( f ) U ( f + f 0 κ ) U ( κ f 0 ) cos [ ϕ SHG ( f ) ϕ ( f + f 0 κ ) ϕ ( κ f 0 ) ] .
ϕ SHG ( f ) ϕ ( f ) ϕ ( 0 ) = ± cos 1 [ Ω ( f , κ = f 0 ) ] ,
ϕ SHG ( f ) ϕ ( f + Δ f ) ϕ ( Δ f ) = ± cos 1 [ Ω ( f , κ = f 0 Δ f ) ] ,
Δ ϕ ( f ) = ϕ ( f + Δ f ) ϕ ( f ) = ± cos 1 [ Ω ( f , κ = f 0 ) ] cos 1 [ Ω ( f , κ = f 0 Δ f ) ] + ϕ ( 0 ) ϕ ( Δ f ) .

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