Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric Field Reconstruction of Ultrashort Optical Pulses

  • Chris Iaconis
  • Matthew E. Anderson
  • Ian A. Walmsley
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 63)


We present a self referencing interferometric technique for measuring the time dependent intensity and phase of ultrashort optical pulses. The apparatus requires no moving components and the phase retrieval procedure is direct (noniterative). The technique can be used to characterize pulses from the ultraviolet to the infrared. We apply the technique here to characterize the second harmonic pulses generated from the output of a Ti:Sapphire regenerative amplifier.


Spectral Phase Interferometric Technique Direct Electric Ultrashort Optical Pulse Harmonic Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Iaconis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matthew E. Anderson
    • 1
  • Ian A. Walmsley
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.USAF Phillips LaboratoryPL/LIDA, Kirtland AFBUSA

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