Abstract

We report on spectral phase retrieval of 50 MHz, 374 fs optical pulses at 1560nm with 28 aJ coupled pulse energy by measuring two modified interferometric field autocorrelation traces using a 5-cm-long periodically poled lithium niobate waveguide. The corresponding sensitivity is 1.1×107mW2, improving on the previous record by about 20 times. The same data traces can also be used to retrieve the power spectrum, given that the ratio of powers at two specific wavelengths is known.

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R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, Laser Photonics Rev. 3, 314 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

2007 (2)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jiang, C.-B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Nature Photon. 1, 463 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

2002 (2)

2001 (1)

1998 (1)

Ahn, T.-J.

Akturk, S.

R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, Laser Photonics Rev. 3, 314 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, M. E.

Azana, J.

Bowlan, P.

R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, Laser Photonics Rev. 3, 314 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

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Fejer, M. M.

Gabolde, P.

R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, Laser Photonics Rev. 3, 314 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Gu, X.

R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, Laser Photonics Rev. 3, 314 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

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Huang, C.-B.

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Jiang, Z.

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[CrossRef]

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Kimmel, M.

R. Trebino, P. Bowlan, P. Gabolde, X. Gu, S. Akturk, and M. Kimmel, Laser Photonics Rev. 3, 314 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. O'Shea, M. Kimmel, X. Gu, and R. Trebino, Opt. Lett. 26, 932 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kurz, J. R.

Langrock, C.

Leaird, D. E.

Z. Jiang, C.-B. Huang, D. E. Leaird, and A. M. Weiner, Nature Photon. 1, 463 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Li, F.

Lin, S.-L.

Miao, H.

Oron, D.

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O'Shea, P.

Parameswaran, K. R.

Park, Y.

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Roussev, R. V.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the MIFA measurement. W#, WDM; C#, 3 dB coupler; PC#, polarization controller; PD, InGaAs photodetector; PMT, photomultiplier tube.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Retrieved spectral phase profiles for input average powers of 1.5 nW (dashed–dotted) and of 2.6 μ W (dashed). (b) Retrieved temporal intensity profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral phase difference due to 5.15 - m -long SMF retrieved at average input powers of 2.88 μ W (dotted) and 12 nW (dashed–dotted). Spectral intensity measured by OSA (solid) and MIFA method (dashed).

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A e 1 ( f ) = A ( f ) A ( f ) = P e 1 ( f ) exp [ j 2 ψ e 1 ( f ) ] ,
A e 2 ( f ) = A ( f ) A ( f 2 Δ ) = P e 2 ( f ) exp [ j 2 ψ e 2 ( f ) ] ,
ψ ( f 2 Δ ) ψ ( f ) = 2 [ ψ e 2 ( f 2 Δ ) ψ e 1 ( f ) ] .
| A ( f 2 Δ ) A ( f ) | 2 = [ α P e 2 ( f 2 Δ ) P e 1 ( f ) ] 2 .

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