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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2001
  • pp: 376–378

Focusing properties of shocking optical pulses

Miguel A. Porras, F. Salazar-Bloise, and Luis Vázquez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 376-378 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000376


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Abstract

We show that optical-cycle steepening in a nonlinear dielectric before focusing results in an arbitrarily large enhancement of the focused intensity and energy density. The focusing of an optical shock produces singular intensity and energy density at the focal point.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Miguel A. Porras, F. Salazar-Bloise, and Luis Vázquez, "Focusing properties of shocking optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 26, 376-378 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-6-376

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