We model the propagation and interaction of few-cycle pulses using both envelope and FDTD techniques. We show that when solving for a wide class of nonlinear interactions, the carrier phase is essentially irrelevant.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
P. Kinsler, J. C. A. Tyrrell, and G. H. C. New, "Phase and few-cycle pulses in nonlinear optics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IThG39.