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Opt Express. 2007 Apr 16;15(8):4585-96.

Numerical simulations of ultrasimple ultrashortlaser-pulse measurement.

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  • 1Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Physics, 837 State St, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA. xuan.liu@mail.gatech.edu

Abstract

We numerically simulate the performance of the ultrasimple frequency-resolved-optical-gating (FROG) technique, GRENOUILLE, for measuring ultrashort laser pulses. While simple in practice, GRENOUILLE has many theoretical subtleties because it involves the second-harmonic generation of relatively tightly focused and broadband pulses. In addition, these processes occur in a thick crystal, in which the phase-matching bandwidth is deliberately made narrow compared to the pulse bandwidth. In these simulations, we include all sum-frequency-generation processes, both collinear and noncollinear. We also include dispersion using the Sellmeier equation for the crystal BBO. Working in the frequency domain, we compute the GRENOUILLE trace for practical-and impractical- examples and show that accurate measurements are easily obtained for properly designed devices.

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