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Short pulses in nonlinear photonic crystals: self phase modulation and pulse compression
Author(s): Nikolai I. Koroteev; S. A. Magnitskii; Andrey V. Tarasishin; Alexei M. Zheltikov
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Paper Abstract

Self-phase modulation and compression of short laser pulses in 1D photonic band-gap (PBG) structures are considered as particular cases of the general problem of the propagation of short light pulses in photonic crystals. The nonlinear finite-different time-domain technique are applied to simulate the propagation of ultrashort laser pulses in linear and nonlinear 1D PBG structures. It is demonstrated that photonic crystals with embedded optical nonlinearity provide an opportunity to efficiently compress laser pulses to a duration of several optical cycles on a submillimeter spatial scale, providing new opportunities for the miniaturization of femtosecond solid-state laser systems. Examples of PBG pulse compressors that can be fabricated by means of currently existing technologies are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3734, ICONO '98: Fundamental Aspects of Laser-Matter Interaction and New Nonlinear Optical Materials and Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures, (15 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342374
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Nikolai I. Koroteev, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
S. A. Magnitskii, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Andrey V. Tarasishin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Alexei M. Zheltikov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3734:
ICONO '98: Fundamental Aspects of Laser-Matter Interaction and New Nonlinear Optical Materials and Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures
Konstantin N. Drabovich; V. I. Emelyanova; Vladimir A. Makarov, Editor(s)

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