In the previous chapter, we considered ultrashort-light-pulse measurement techniques that operated purely in the time domain (autocorrelation) and purely in the frequency domain (spectrum). And the results were less than satisfactory. This suggests that we consider a different approach, and the approach that will solve the problem involves a hybrid domain: the time-frequency domain [1,2]. This intermediate domain has received much attention in acoustics and applied mathematics research, but it has received only scant use in optics. Nevertheless, even if you don’t think you’re familiar with it, you are.


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