Abstract

We report a version of spectral phase interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction (SPIDER), in which spectral filters are used to produce the quasi-monochromatic fields required for upconversion. The advantages of this approach include improved calibration accuracy, robustness for strongly chirped input pulses, simplicity, and compactness. We verify the technique experimentally by measuring the spectral chirp of a grating compressor using a spatially encoded arrangement (SEA-)SPIDER.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Filter SEA-SPIDER setup. For a detailed explanation, see the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Shear calibration: (a) spectra of the ancilla pulse for different relative rotation angles of F2 and (b) the corresponding sum-frequency spectra. (c) Calibrated shear Ω as a function of filter F2 rotation angle.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Sample SEA-Spidergram ( Ω = 9 mrad fs ) . (a) Extracted phase difference ϑ ( λ ) is superimposed for illustration. A spectral line-out is shown in the bottom of (a). (b) Spatial line-out through the center wavelength.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SPIDER reconstruction using different shears. (a) Spectral intensity and phases. (b) Deviations of the reconstructed phases from the mean in 25 × magnification. (c) Corresponding temporal intensity profiles.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured (dots) and calculated (line) phase of the compressor. The filter-SPIDER measurement agrees with the calculation to an rms field error of ε = 0.0158 .

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