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Title: Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating

Abstract

We introduce a new technique, frequency-resolved optical gating, for measuring the intensity [ital I]([ital t]) and the phase [phi]([ital t]) of an individual arbitrary ultrashort pulse. Using an instantaneous nonlinear-optical interaction of two variably delayed replicas of the pulse, frequency-resolved optical gating involves measuring the spectrum of the signal pulse versus relative delay. The resulting trace, a spectrogram, yields an intuitive full-information display of the pulse. Inversion of this trace to obtain the pulse intensity and phase is equivalent to the well-known two-dimensional phase-retrieval problem and thus yields essentially unambiguous results for [ital I]([ital t]) and [phi]([ital t]).

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Southwest Sciences, Inc., Suite E-11, 1570 Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (United States)
  2. Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California 94551 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6440158
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Optics Letters; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18:10; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; PULSE ANALYZERS; DESIGN; FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT; NONLINEAR OPTICS; TIME RESOLUTION; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; OPTICS; RESOLUTION; TIMING PROPERTIES; 440600* - Optical Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Kane, D J, and Trebino, R. Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.18.000823.
Kane, D J, & Trebino, R. Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.000823
Kane, D J, and Trebino, R. 1993. "Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.000823.
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title = {Single-shot measurement of the intensity and phase of an arbitrary ultrashort pulse by using frequency-resolved optical gating},
author = {Kane, D J and Trebino, R},
abstractNote = {We introduce a new technique, frequency-resolved optical gating, for measuring the intensity [ital I]([ital t]) and the phase [phi]([ital t]) of an individual arbitrary ultrashort pulse. Using an instantaneous nonlinear-optical interaction of two variably delayed replicas of the pulse, frequency-resolved optical gating involves measuring the spectrum of the signal pulse versus relative delay. The resulting trace, a spectrogram, yields an intuitive full-information display of the pulse. Inversion of this trace to obtain the pulse intensity and phase is equivalent to the well-known two-dimensional phase-retrieval problem and thus yields essentially unambiguous results for [ital I]([ital t]) and [phi]([ital t]).},
doi = {10.1364/OL.18.000823},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6440158}, journal = {Optics Letters; (United States)},
issn = {0146-9592},
number = 10,
volume = 18:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {5}
}