Relative-phase ambiguities in measurements of ultrashort pulses with well-separated multiple frequency components

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A study is performed on relative-phase ambiguities in measurements of ultrashort pulses with well-separated multiple frequency components. It is shown that if a laser pulse consists of components that are well separated in the frequency domain, the self-referenced pulse characterization techniques are incapable of yielding the overall phase relation among the spectral components of the pulse. If a well-characterized reference pulse is available, spectral interferometry can determine the phase relation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keusters, D; Tan, HS; O'Shea, P; Zeek, E; Trebino, R; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2226 - 2237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-3224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/JOSAB.20.002226

Citation Source

  • Scopus