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Temporal characterization of ultrashort high-power laser pulses
Author(s): Andrew Rundquist; Sterling John Backus; Gregory Taft; Justin Peatross; Margaret M. Murnane; Henry C. Kapteyn
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Paper Abstract

Full characterization of the electric field amplitude and shape of an ultrashort optical pulse is important for a number of fields of research, such as high-field atomic and plasma physics, and the generation of ultrashort-pulse XUV and soft x-ray radiation. We have used the technique of frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) to characterize low-energy pulses as short as 13 fs duration, and high peak-power pulses as short as 25 fs. We discuss experimental considerations for implementing FROG for very short pulses, and the limitations of the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239708
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Rundquist, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Sterling John Backus, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gregory Taft, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Justin Peatross, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Margaret M. Murnane, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Henry C. Kapteyn, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2701:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III
William E. White; David H. Reitze, Editor(s)

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