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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1877–1880

Realization of laterally nondispersing ultrabroadband Airy pulses

Andreas Valdmann, Peeter Piksarv, Heli Valtna-Lukner, and Peeter Saari  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 1877-1880 (2014)

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We present the measurements of the spatiotemporal impulse response of a system creating nondispersing Airy pulses, i.e., ultrabroadband Airy beams whose main lobe size remains constant over propagation. A custom refractive element with a continuous surface profile was used to impose the cubic phase on the input beam. The impulse response of the Airy pulse generator was spatiotemporally characterized by applying a white-light spatial-spectral interferometry setup based on the SEA TADPOLE technique. The results were compared with the theoretical model and previously spatiotemporally characterized Airy pulses generated by a spatial light modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2014
Published: March 21, 2014

Andreas Valdmann, Peeter Piksarv, Heli Valtna-Lukner, and Peeter Saari, "Realization of laterally nondispersing ultrabroadband Airy pulses," Opt. Lett. 39, 1877-1880 (2014)

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