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We demonstrate compression of high-energy ultrashort laser pulses by nonlinear propagation inside gas-filled planar hollow waveguides. We adjust the input beam size along the nonguided dimension of the planar waveguide to restrain the intensity below photoionization, while the relatively long range guided propagation yields significant self-phase modulation(More)
We demonstrate a simple, essentially alignment-free Transient-Grating Frequency-Resolved-Optical-Gating arrangement using a simple input mask that separates the input beam into three beams and a Fresnel biprism that crosses and delays them. It naturally operates single shot and has no moving parts. It is also extremely broadband and hence should be ideal(More)
We review the problem of measuring an ultrashort laser pulse and then describe several experimentally simple, accurate, and very reliable methods for measuring both very simple laser pulses and very complex ultrashort light pulses. Each of these methods comprises only a few easily aligned components, and they allow the measurement of a wide range of pulses,(More)
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