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Diffraction and focusing of extremely short optical pulses: generalization of the Sommerfeld diffraction integral
Author(s): Victor A. Aleshkevich; Yaroslav V. Kartashov; A. S. Zhukarev
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Paper Abstract

The Sommerfeld diffraction theory is extended to the case of extremely short pulses. It is shown that in the far field the energy density distribution of the diffractional pattern is transformed into Gaussian one, when the plane wave with the uniform radial amplitude distribution and one period of oscillations falls upon the circular aperture. In the case of the focusing of the Gaussian beam with one period of oscillations the energy density distribution in the focal plane differs from the Gaussian one.

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Date Published: 5 March 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3735, ICONO '98: Ultrafast Phenomena and Interaction of Superstrong Laser Fields with Matter: Nonlinear Optics and High-Field Physics, (5 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341486
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Victor A. Aleshkevich, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Yaroslav V. Kartashov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
A. S. Zhukarev, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3735:
ICONO '98: Ultrafast Phenomena and Interaction of Superstrong Laser Fields with Matter: Nonlinear Optics and High-Field Physics
Mikhail V. Fedorov; Vyacheslav M. Gordienko; Vladimir V. Shuvalov; Vladimir D. Taranukhin, Editor(s)

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