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An introduction to the characterization of ultrashort laser pulses
Author(s): Xun Gu; Selcuk Akturk; Pablo Gabolde; Qiang Cao; Aparna P. Shreenath; Rick Trebino
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Paper Abstract

We review the state of the art of ultrashort laser pulse characterization techniques. Two main methods will be mentioned: frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) and spectral-phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER). Basics of the techniques are introduced, and a comparison will be made on the pros and cons of both methods. We will then present some recent developments in the field of pulse characterization, including the development of an ultracompact and robust pulse characterization device-GRENOUILLE, the extension of pulse-measurement techniques into both time and space, and the measurement of extremely complex and extremely weak pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6108, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VI, 61080A (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660865
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Xun Gu, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Selcuk Akturk, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Pablo Gabolde, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Qiang Cao, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Aparna P. Shreenath, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Rick Trebino, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6108:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VI
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Christopher B. Schaffer, Editor(s)

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