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Spatiotemporal coupling effects in ultrashort pulses and their visualization
Author(s): Michelle Rhodes; Zhe Guang; Rick Trebino
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Paper Abstract

The general theory of first-order spatiotemporal distortions provides a very helpful framework for understanding beam couplings in ultrashort pulses. The theory describes both real and imaginary coupling terms between 4 pairs of dimensions. The imaginary coupling terms are difficult to understand and visualize because they are difficult to plot in a meaningful way. In general, plotting the spatiotemporal intensity and phase of pulses in in two and three dimensions is a difficult problem. Our work on pulse visualization provides an unprecedented opportunity to study spatiotemporal couplings in ultrashort pulses. We create movies of pulses as they would appear naturally, with all of their evolving spatial, temporal, and spectral structure readily apparent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10089, Real-time Measurements, Rogue Phenomena, and Single-Shot Applications II, 100890I (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251632
Show Author Affiliations
Michelle Rhodes, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Zhe Guang, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Rick Trebino, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10089:
Real-time Measurements, Rogue Phenomena, and Single-Shot Applications II
Bahram Jalali; Daniel R. Solli; Sergei K. Turitsyn; Günter Steinmeyer; Neil G. R. Broderick, Editor(s)

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