Ultra-broadband phase-matching ultrashort-laser-pulse measurement techniques
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In the past several decades the technology for the creation and use of ultrashort pulses has progressed tremendously. Now, it is possible to generate laser pulses as short as a few femtoseconds in duration, and such pulses have been used for a wide range of applications. In addition, the means of measuring these pulses has progressed so rapidly. However, despite recent great advances in ultrashort-pulse measurement techniques, much remains to be done. In particular, pulse-measurement devices have relatively small wavelength-tuning ranges, and the phase-match is problematic for the pulses with a wide bandwidth such as supercontinuum. In this thesis, I will demonstrate a new pulse measurement technique which can phase-match ultra-broad bandwidth of super-continuum using transient grating frequency-resolved-optical-gating (TG FROG). Also, I will demonstrate a simplified device which can measure the UV ultra-short pulse using transient grating process, one of the third-order nonlinearity and can cover from UV to IR with the same arrangement.