Wavelet transforms for optical pulse analysis

Javier Molina Vázquez, Michael Mazilu, Alan Miller, Ian Galbraith

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An exploration of wavelet transforms for ultrashort optical pulse characterization is given. Some of the most common wavelets are examined to determine the advantages of using the causal quasi-wavelet suggested in Proceedings of the LEOS 15th Annual Meeting (IEEE, 2002), Vol. 2, p. 592, in terms of pulse analysis and, in particular, chirp extraction. Owing to its ability to distinguish between past and future pulse information, the causal quasi-wavelet is found to be highly suitable for optical pulse characterization. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2890-2899
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005


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