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5.1 fs pulses by filamentation — future prospective of self-compression to one optical cycle

  • A. Couairon
  • A. Mysyrowicz
  • J. Biegert
  • U. Keller
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 88)

Abstract

Intense 5.1-fs pulses with a spectral range covering more than 600 THz were generated through filamentation in argon. Numerical simulations show that filamentation in a pressure gradient leads to a self-compression of the input pulses down to one optical cycle.

Keywords

Femtosecond Laser Pulse Optical Kerr Effect Optical Cycle Ultrashort Pulse Generation Positive Chirp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Couairon
    • 2
  • A. Mysyrowicz
    • 3
  • J. Biegert
    • 1
  • U. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentETH ZurichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.École Polytechnique, CNRS UMR 7644Centre de Physique ThéoriquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  3. 3.École PolytechniqueLaboratoire d’Optique AppliquéePalaiseau CedexFrance

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