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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 26 — Dec. 26, 2005
  • pp: 10729–10741

Interpretation of the spectrally resolved far field of femtosecond pulses propagating in bulk nonlinear dispersive media

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 26, pp. 10729-10741 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.010729


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Abstract

It has previously been realized that angle-resolved spectra (or far-field spectra) reflect in detail the complex dynamics of femtosecond pulses propagating in nonlinear dispersive media [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 862 (2005)], and thus represent a potentially useful experimental diagnostic tool. In this paper we extend an effective three-wave mixing approach previously applied to nonlinear X-waves [Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004)] to the analysis of far-field spectra. Theoretical justification for the approach is presented, and a practical method is proposed that makes it possible to interpret all features of far-field spectra, and to extract quantitative information about the underlying intra-pulse dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, "Interpretation of the spectrally resolved far field of femtosecond pulses propagating in bulk nonlinear dispersive media," Opt. Express 13, 10729-10741 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-26-10729


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