28 February 2006 An introduction to the characterization of ultrashort laser pulses
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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.
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Xun Gu, Selcuk Akturk, Pablo Gabolde, Qiang Cao, Aparna P. Shreenath, and Rick Trebino "An introduction to the characterization of ultrashort laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 6108, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VI, 61080A (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660865; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.660865

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