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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2455–2463

Chirped optical X-shaped pulses in material media

Michel Zamboni-Rached, Hugo E. Hernández-Figueroa, and Erasmo Recami  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 2455-2463 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.21.002455


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Abstract

We analyze the properties of chirped optical X-shaped pulses propagating in material media without boundaries. We show that such (“superluminal”) pulses may recover their transverse and longitudinal shapes after some propagation distance, whereas the ordinary chirped Gaussian pulses can recover their longitudinal width only (since Gaussian pulses suffer a progressive transverse spreading during their propagation). We therefore propose the use of chirped optical X-type pulses to overcome the problems of both dispersion and diffraction during pulse propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(070.1060) Fourier optics and signal processing : Acousto-optical signal processing
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics

Citation
Michel Zamboni-Rached, Hugo E. Hernández-Figueroa, and Erasmo Recami, "Chirped optical X-shaped pulses in material media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 2455-2463 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-21-12-2455

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