For the first time to our knowledge, we demonstrate a collinear frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) technique that is suitable for the characterization of sub-10-fs pulses. This FROG variant does not suffer from geometrical blurring effects, and a temporal resolution of 1 fs can be achieved without the need for additional aperturing. The apparatus is suitable for subnanojoule pulse energies. We apply this technique for the full characterization of pulses from a Kerr-lens mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser.
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L. Gallmann, G. Steinmeyer, D. H. Sutter, N. Matuschek, and U. Keller, "Collinear type II second-harmonic-generation frequency-resolved optical gating for the characterization of sub-10-fs optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 25, 269-271 (2000)