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dc.contributor.advisorTrebino, Rick
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Michelle Ann
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T17:32:36Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T17:32:36Z
dc.date.created2016-05
dc.date.issued2016-03-14
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/58132
dc.description.abstractTheoretical limitations of several ultrashort pulse measurement techniques are investigated. Particular attention is paid to the consequences of averaging over many pulses of different shapes. Averaging over many pulses is a very common practice, and if the pulse shape varies then the measurement result will be incorrect. This issue, referred to as a coherent artifact, is simulated for frequency-resolved optical gating using several nonlinearities, spectral interferometry for direct electric field reconstruction, two-dimensional spectral shearing interferometry, self-referenced spectral interferometry using cross-polarized wave generation, and multiphoton intrapulse interference phase scan. The role of measurement feedback in identifying pulse-shape instability is explored where possible. Several techniques receive additional analysis, such as searching for ambiguities or simulating convergence conditions. In addition, a method for intuitively displaying spatiotemporally distorted pulses is explored and developed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectUltrafast optics
dc.subjectUltrashort pulse measurement
dc.titleTroubleshooting ultrashort pulse measurement: the coherent artifact and other issues
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCurtis, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMemberUzer, Turgay
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRaman, Chandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPerry, Joseph
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