Next Generation Ultrashort-Pulse Retrieval Algorithm for Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating: The Inclusion of Random (Noise) and Nonrandom (Spatio-Temporal Pulse Distortions) Error
A new pulse-retrieval software for Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating (FROG) technique has been developed. The new software extends the capacity of the original FROG algorithm in two major categories. First is a new method to determine the uncertainty of the retrieved pulse field in FROG technique. I proposed a simple, robust, and general technique¡ªbootstrap method¡ªwhich places error bars on the intensity and phase of the retrieved pulse field. The bootstrap method was also extended to automatically detect ambiguities in the FROG pulse retrieval. The second improvement deals with the spatiotemporal effect of the input laser beam on the measured GRENOUILLE trace. I developed a new algorithm to retrieve the pulse information, which includes both pulse temporal field and the spatiotemporal parameters, from the spatiotemporal distorted GRENOUILLE trace. It is now possible to have a more complete view of an ultrashort pulse. I also proposed a simple method to remove the spatial profile influence of the input laser beam on the GRENOUILLE trace. The new method extends the capacity of GRENOUILLE technique to measure the beams with irregular spatial profiles.
Advisor:You, Li; Buck, John A.; Kvam, Paul; Kennedy, Brian; Trebino, Rick
School:Georgia Institute of Technology
School Location:USA - Georgia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:04/14/2005