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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 848–857

Pulse compression beyond the Fourier-transform limit

Haitao Liu, Guoguang Mu, Lie Lin, and Zhongwei Fan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 848-857 (2006)

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Theories of a technique for compression of an ultrashort femtosecond laser pulse beyond its Fourier-transform limit based on the pulse shaping technique are proposed. The technique is called superresolution in time domain (STD). Global optimization theories for the design of a mask to modulate the spectrum of an input pulse to obtain a STD output pulse are proposed. Several design examples illustrate the feasibility of STD. Some fundamental limits of STD are also provided.

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OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2005

Haitao Liu, Guoguang Mu, Lie Lin, and Zhongwei Fan, "Pulse compression beyond the Fourier-transform limit," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 848-857 (2006)

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