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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 5492–5496

Experimental observation on spectrum evolution of femtosecond pulses in filamentation

Shiying Cao, Ying Wang, Wenjie Huang, Lu Chai, Chingyue Wang, Jianjun Yang, Xiaonong Zhu, and Zhigang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 5492-5496 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.005492


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Abstract

We present an experimental observation on spectrum evolution of femtosecond pulses in filamentation by introducing a hollow fiber as a probe and moving it along the filament. The results show that at a particular position of the filament, the pulse spectrum from the hollow fiber expands to its maximum, which corresponds to the shortest pulse duration existing in the filament. The influence of gas pressure on the spectrum broadening is also examined.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Citation
Shiying Cao, Ying Wang, Wenjie Huang, Lu Chai, Chingyue Wang, Jianjun Yang, Xiaonong Zhu, and Zhigang Zhang, "Experimental observation on spectrum evolution of femtosecond pulses in filamentation," Opt. Express 14, 5492-5496 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-12-5492


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