8 May 1996 Temporal characterization of ultrashort high-power laser pulses
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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.
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Andrew Rundquist, Andrew Rundquist, Sterling John Backus, Sterling John Backus, Gregory Taft, Gregory Taft, Justin Peatross, Justin Peatross, Margaret M. Murnane, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn, Henry C. Kapteyn, } "Temporal characterization of ultrashort high-power laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239708; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239708
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