, Volume 79, Issue 6, pp 683-691
Date: 29 Sep 2004

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

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Abstract

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.

PACS

42.65.-k; 42.65.Re
An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00340-004-1724-y