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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 19424–19434

Freezing the carrier-envelope phase of few-cycle light pulses about a focus

Miguel A. Porras and Péter Dombi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 19424-19434 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.019424


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Abstract

We study the effects of dispersive media and structures on the carrier-envelope phase (CEP) shift of focused few-cycles pulses. For phase-sensitive interactions with matter requiring focusing in vacuum, the variation of the CEP through the focal region can be significantly slow down by inserting a dispersive slab of adequate thickness between the focusing system and the focus. The focal CEP shift can also be slow down in experiments requiring focusing in a dispersive medium by a suitable choice of the dispersive propagation distance up to the focus.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2009
Published: October 12, 2009

Citation
Miguel A. Porras and Péter Dombi, "Freezing the carrier-envelope phase of few-cycle light pulses about a focus," Opt. Express 17, 19424-19434 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-22-19424


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