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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1997
  • pp: 519–521

Transient-grating frequency-resolved optical gating

John N. Sweetser, David N. Fittinghoff, and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 519-521 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000519


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Abstract

We introduce a transient-grating beam geometry for frequency-resolved optical-gating measurements of ultrashort laser pulses and show that it offers significant advantages over currently used geometries. Background free and phase matched over a long interaction length, it is the most sensitive third-order pulse-measurement geometry. In addition, for pulses greater than ~300 fs in length and ~1 µJ in energy, the nonlinear medium can be removed and the nonlinearity of air can be used to measure the pulse.

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John N. Sweetser, David N. Fittinghoff, and Rick Trebino, "Transient-grating frequency-resolved optical gating," Opt. Lett. 22, 519-521 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-8-519

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