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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 17695–17700

Anomalous laser-induced group velocity dispersion in fused silica

Gennady Rasskazov, Anton Ryabtsev, Dmitry Pestov, Bai Nie, Vadim V. Lozovoy, and Marcos Dantus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17695-17700 (2013)

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We present 20fs2 accuracy laser-induced group velocity dispersion (LI-GVD) measurements, resulting from propagation of a femtosecond laser pulse in 1mm of fused silica, as a function of peak intensity. For a 5.5 × 1011 W/cm2 peak intensity, LI-GVD values are found to vary from −3 to + 15 times the material GVD. Normal induced dispersion can be explained by the Kerr effect, but anomalous LI-GVD, found when the input pulses have negative pre-chirp, cannot. These findings have significant implications regarding self-compression and the design of femtosecond lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2013
Published: July 17, 2013

Gennady Rasskazov, Anton Ryabtsev, Dmitry Pestov, Bai Nie, Vadim V. Lozovoy, and Marcos Dantus, "Anomalous laser-induced group velocity dispersion in fused silica," Opt. Express 21, 17695-17700 (2013)

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