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Deep Learning Reconstruction of Ultra-Short Pulses
preprintposted on 2023-11-30, 05:25 authored by Tom Zahavy, Alex Dikopoltsev, Oren Cohen, Shie Mannor, Mordechai Segev
Ultra-short laser pulses with femtosecond to attosecond pulse duration are the shortest systematic events humans can create. Characterization (amplitude and phase) of these pulses is a key ingredient in ultrafast science, e.g., exploring chemical reactions and electronic phase transitions. Here, we propose and demonstrate, numerically and experimentally, the first deep neural network technique to reconstruct ultra-short optical pulses. We anticipate that this approach will extend the range of ultrashort laser pulses that can be characterized, e.g., enabling to diagnose very weak attosecond pulses.