This tutorial introduces some of the light-measurement devices we've developed. You can read it straight through, starting with the introduction, or jump to a given section using the menu on the left.
Once you've measured your light pulse, you'll want to understand its distortions, so the tutorial will also discuss spatio-temporal distortions. And you'll need to compress a pulse that's longer than you'd like, so this tutorial will also discuss pulse compression.
Alternatively, you can watch Professor Trebino's 50-minute colloquium talk, complete with narration (77MB).