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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1406–1409

Propagation of the centroid of arbitrary pulses through angularly dispersive systems

Aminul I. Talukder, Shugo Kawakita, and Makoto Tomita  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 1406-1409 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001406


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Abstract

We conduct the experimental investigation of arbitrarily shaped ultrashort pulse propagation through angularly dispersive systems, a pair of gratings, and a pair of prisms, in the linear regime. The propagation time has been explained by the net group delay in the context of centroid of energy arrival as the definition of the pulse propagation time. The temporal positions of the centroid of energy are apparently the same for both transform-limited coherent and arbitrary pulses, despite the fact that the pulses suffer severe distortion owing to strong group-velocity dispersion during propagation through the dispersive systems.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2007
Published: May 17, 2007

Citation
Aminul I. Talukder, Shugo Kawakita, and Makoto Tomita, "Propagation of the centroid of arbitrary pulses through angularly dispersive systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1406-1409 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-6-1406


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