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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14948–14955

Direct spatiotemporal measurements of accelerating ultrashort Bessel-type light bullets

Heli Valtna-Lukner, Pamela Bowlan, Madis Lõhmus, Peeter Piksarv, Rick Trebino, and Peeter Saari  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14948-14955 (2009)

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We measure the spatiotemporal field of ultrashort pulses with complex spatiotemporal profiles using the linear-optical, interferometric pulse-measurement technique SEA TADPOLE. Accelerating and decelerating ultrashort, localized, nonspreading Bessel-X wavepackets were generated from a ~27 fs duration Ti:Sapphire oscillator pulse using a combination of an axicon and a convex or concave lens. The wavefields are measured with ~5 μm spatial and ~15 fs temporal resolutions. Our experimental results are in good agreement with theoretical calculations and numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 4, 2009
Published: August 7, 2009

Heli Valtna-Lukner, Pamela Bowlan, Madis Lõhmus, Peeter Piksarv, Rick Trebino, and Peeter Saari, "Direct spatiotemporal measurements of accelerating ultrashort Bessel-type light bullets," Opt. Express 17, 14948-14955 (2009)

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