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International Conference on Ultrafast Structural Dynamics
Berlin Germany
March 19-21, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-939-8
Joint Poster (JT2A)

Self-Compression of a Few-Cycle Petawatt Laser Pulses in Transparent Plasma

Sergey Skobelev, Alexey Balakin, Alexander Litvak, and Vyacheslav Mironov  »View Author Affiliations


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We propose new method for self-compression of few-cycle relativistic laser pulses at petawatt power level with duration less than plasma period, using non-stationary self-focusing of spatially confined wave packet in transparent plasma.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

S. Skobelev, A. Balakin, A. Litvak, and V. Mironov, "Self-Compression of a Few-Cycle Petawatt Laser Pulses in Transparent Plasma," in Research in Optical Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JT2A.64.

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