Standards for ultrashort-laser-pulse-measurement techniques and their consideration for self-referenced spectral interferometry

Michelle Rhodes, Günter Steinmeyer, Rick Trebino
2014 Applied Optics  
Issues important for new ultrashort-pulse-measurement techniques include the generation of theoretical example traces for common pulses, validity ranges, ambiguities, coherent artifacts, device calibration sensitivity, iterative retrieval convergence, and feedback regarding measurement accuracy. Unfortunately, in the past, such issues have gone unconsidered, yielding long histories of unsatisfactory measurements. We review these issues here in the hope that future proposers of new techniques
more » ... f new techniques will consider them without delay, and, as an example, we address them for a relatively new technique: self-referenced spectral interferometry.
doi:10.1364/ao.53.0000d1 pmid:24922438 fatcat:5atpabexwzbuxcjcmnpwgoja6i