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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1218–1226

Compression of pulses of a few optical cycles through harmonic generation

Jens Biegert and Jean-Claude Diels  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1218-1226 (2001)

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Pulse compression through noncollinear sum-frequency generation in β-barium borate crystals is investigated. With dispersion to all orders taken into account, numerical calculations, carried out in the frequency domain, were performed for input pulse durations ranging from 10 to 50 fs. Fundamental pulses of a 10-fs duration at 800 nm were compressed down to 2.5 fs while a 2.5-fs second-harmonic signal was generated.

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(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

Jens Biegert and Jean-Claude Diels, "Compression of pulses of a few optical cycles through harmonic generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1218-1226 (2001)

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