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Linear and nonlinear propagation of femtosecond laser pulses in dispersive media
Author(s): Czeslaw Radzewicz
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Paper Abstract

Some aspects of the propagation of femtosecond laser pulses in transparent, dispersive, nonlinear media are reviewed. Since the details of pulse propagation depend critically on the experimental conditions we only will briefly consider a general case of a femtosecond wavepacket evolution and then apply it to specific problems. Theoretical and experimental results for wavepacket distortion by lenses and wavepacket distortion in birefringent media will be presented. Splitting of femtosecond wavepackets in dispersive Kerr media will be also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354740
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Czeslaw Radzewicz, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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