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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 390–401

Spectral reshaping and pulse compression via sequential filamentation in gases

Luat T. Vuong, Rodrigo B. Lopez-Martens, Christoph P. Hauri, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 390-401 (2008)

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We provide a theoretical description of the spatio-temporal dynamics of sequential filamentation in noble gases that can lead to pulse compression down to nearly single-cycle pulses. We show that the strong pulse compression occurs as a result of serially-generated on-axis filaments and spectral filtering of an extensive blue-shifted compressible spectra. We show that the dynamics of this sequential filamentation can be readily tuned by varying the gas pressure and can be scaled to various pulse energies.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2007
Published: January 4, 2008

Luat T. Vuong, Rodrigo B. Lopez-Martens, Christoph P. Hauri, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Spectral reshaping and pulse compression via sequential filamentation in gases," Opt. Express 16, 390-401 (2008)

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