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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 25 — Dec. 15, 2003
  • pp: 3365–3376

High-order pulse front tilt caused by high-order angular dispersion

Yasuo Nabekawa and Katsumi Midorikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 25, pp. 3365-3376 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.003365


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Abstract

We have found general expressions relating the high-order pulse front tilt and the high-order angular dispersion in an ultrashort pulse, for the first time to our knowledge. The general formulae based on Fermat’s principle are applicable for any ultrashort pulse with angular dispersion in the limit of geometrical optics. By virtue of these formulae, we can calculate the high-order pulse front tilt in the sub-20-fs UV pulse generated in a novel scheme of sum-frequency mixing in a nonlinear crystal accompanied by angular dispersion. It is also demonstrated how the high-order angular dispersion can be eliminated in the calculation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2003
Published: December 15, 2003

Citation
Yasuo Nabekawa and Katsumi Midorikawa, "High-order pulse front tilt caused by high-order angular dispersion," Opt. Express 11, 3365-3376 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-25-3365


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