Applied Physics B

, Volume 79, Issue 6, pp 683–691

Practical issues in ultra-short-pulse measurements with ‘GRENOUILLE’


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1644-x

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O’Shea, P., Akturk, S., Kimmel, M. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 79: 683. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1644-x


We examine the characteristics and limitations of GRENOUILLE, a simple and compact implementation of the second-harmonic-generation (SHG) frequency-resolved-optical-gating (FROG) technique. We show that it can be made to operate effectively over a relatively wide range of pulse lengths and wavelengths. We also describe procedures for its design and calibration, and we discuss the use of arbitrary nonlinear SHG crystals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PhysicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA