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International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
Pacific Grove, California United States
July 31, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-810-1
Generation (MD)

5.1 fs Pulses by Filamentation--Prospective of Self-Compression to One Optical Cycle

Annalisa Guandalini, Petrissa R. Eckle, Florian Schapper, Arnaud Couairon, Michel Franco, Andre Mysyrowicz, Jens Biegert, and Ursula Keller


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Intense 5.1-fs pulses, more than 600 THZ spectral range, were generated through filamentation in argon. Simulations show that filamentation in a suitable pressure gradient leads to self-compression down to one optical cycle without chirped mirrors.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

A. Guandalini, P. R. Eckle, F. Schapper, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, " 5.1 fs Pulses by Filamentation--Prospective of Self-Compression to One Optical Cycle," in 15th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD9.

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