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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1993
  • pp: 364–366

Wave group decomposition of ultrashort light pulses

Marie May, J. F. Morhange, and C. Hirlimann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 364-366 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.000364


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Abstract

We present a new method for analyzing the propagation of short optical pulses through a dispersive medium. The idea is to decompose the pulse Fourier spectrum into an infinite set of elementary wave groups, each propagating with its own group velocity. Such a method may be generalized to the case of nonlinear self-phase-modulation and points out the asymmetry observed in the white-light continua generated in the femtosecond regime.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 1992
Published: March 1, 1993

Citation
Marie May, C. Hirlimann, and J. F. Morhange, "Wave group decomposition of ultrashort light pulses," Opt. Lett. 18, 364-366 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-5-364


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