3. Ultrafast-Pulse Measurement Methods

  1. Andrew M. Weiner

Published Online: 28 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch3

Ultrafast Optics

Ultrafast Optics

How to Cite

Weiner, A. M. (2009) Ultrafast-Pulse Measurement Methods, in Ultrafast Optics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch3

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Glenn Boreman

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Central Florida, CREOL & FPCE, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471415398

Online ISBN: 9780470473467



  • ultrafast-pulse measurement methods;
  • pulse duration in ultrafast optics - full width at half maximum (FWHM);
  • spectral interferometry, characterizing short optical fibers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Terminology and Definitions

  • Electric Field Autocorrelation Measurements and the Power Spectrum

  • Electric Field Cross-Correlation Measurements and Spectral Interferometry

  • Intensity Correlation Measurements

  • Chirped Pulses and Measurements in the Time–Frequency Domain

  • Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating

  • Pulse Measurements Based on Frequency Filtering

  • Self-Referencing Interferometry

  • Characterization of Noise and Jitter

  • Problems