Spider

Spider

Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction


Laser Pulse Characterization with Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction


Spider Family

Our Spider – Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction – family is designed for phase resolved ultrafast pulse measurements. FC (Few Cycle) Spider offers a precision tool for the complete characterization of ultrashort laser pulses with just a few electric field cycles — down to 5 fs pulse width. Spider is the best choice for pulses between 30 and 500 fs at 1 µm central wavelength.

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Software Features

Important software features for advanced pulse characterization are provided with all APE Spiders. If desired, a PC or notebook with pre-installed software will be delivered together with the instrument.

Spider IR & FC Spider Software Features

  • Spectral and temporal reconstruction based on Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction
  • Alternative interferogram demodulation methods: Fourier / Wavelet
  • E-field plot
  • Peak power calculation
  • Measurement of phase differences
  • Spectral phase derivation up to fourth order
  • Simulation of additional theoretical dispersion (GDD, TOD, FOD)
  • Spectrogram (X-FROG, SHG-FROG) and Wigner trace representation of the pulse

A comparison of Spectral Phase Interferometry for Direct Electric-field Reconstruction (Spider) with Frequency-resolved Optical Gating (FROG).

In comparison with other pulse characterization methods, Spider offers some differences. The following table gives some aspects that could be considered.

Spider

  • Relatively complex setup
  • Direct measurement in the spectral domain (amplitude and phase)
  • Intrinsically single shot
  • Insensitive to intensity noise
  • Fast and direct reconstruction mathematics
  • Unambiguous in the sign of the chirp and time
  • Different parameter ranges often require an optimized single-setup

(SHG) FROG

  • Relatively simple optical setup
  • Direct sampling in the time domain possible
  • Highly variable for different parameter ranges (pulse duration, wavelength)
  • Iterative fitting algorithm may make data interpretation more complex
  • Measure spectrally broadband pulses in single shot mode often not possible


The Spider Family made by APE

Spider IR

Central Wavelength 1 µm | 30 - 500 fs

Spider IR is best suited for the characterization of Lasers with 1 µm Central Wavelength. It covers relatively small bandwidths, that is longer pulses in the range of  about 30 to 500 fs.

FC Spider

< 5 fs Pulses | Wavelengths for VIS, NIR, IR

The precise characterization of very short pulses down to < 5 fs is available with the FC Spider, whereas FC stands for few cycles. FC Spider is available for different wavelength ranges: VIS, NIR, and IR.


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APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik GmbH
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