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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1364–1366

Diffraction-free and dispersion-free pulsed beam propagation in dispersive media

Miguel A. Porras  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 17, pp. 1364-1366 (2001)

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The diffraction of pulsed beams of light is formulated as an anomalously dispersive phenomenon. In a dispersive material, the effects of material group-velocity dispersion and diffraction on pulsed beam propagation can mutually cancel if the transverse profile of the pulse is suitably chosen.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

Miguel A. Porras, "Diffraction-free and dispersion-free pulsed beam propagation in dispersive media," Opt. Lett. 26, 1364-1366 (2001)

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