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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 385–387

Gouy shift and temporal reshaping of focused single-cycle electromagnetic pulses

Simin Feng, Herbert G. Winful, and Robert W. Hellwarth  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 385-387 (1998)

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We discuss exact solutions of Maxwell’s equations that describe the evolution of single-cycle electromagnetic pulses. The solutions are applied to recent observations of the diffraction transformation of terahertz pulses. In particular, we elucidate the role of the Gouy shift in the temporal reshaping and polarity reversals of single-cycle terahertz pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Simin Feng, Herbert G. Winful, and Robert W. Hellwarth, "Gouy shift and temporal reshaping of focused single-cycle electromagnetic pulses," Opt. Lett. 23, 385-387 (1998)

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