Abstract

We conduct the experimental investigation of arbitrarily shaped ultrashort pulse propagation through angularly dispersive systems, a pair of gratings, and a pair of prisms, in the linear regime. The propagation time has been explained by the net group delay in the context of centroid of energy arrival as the definition of the pulse propagation time. The temporal positions of the centroid of energy are apparently the same for both transform-limited coherent and arbitrary pulses, despite the fact that the pulses suffer severe distortion owing to strong group-velocity dispersion during propagation through the dispersive systems.

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[CrossRef]

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2005 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

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[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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1984 (1)

1983 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Clausnitzer, T.

Dibble, W. E.

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Fry, A. R.

Fuchs, H.-J.

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J. Peatross, S. A. Glasgow, and M. Ware, "Average energy flow of optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2370-2373 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Harter, D. J.

Haruta, T.

A. I. Talukder, T. Haruta, and M. Tomita, "Measurement of net group and reshaping delays for optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Heppner, J.

J. Kuhl and J. Heppner, "Compression of femtosecond optical pulses with dielectric multilayer interferometers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 182-185 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Hirlimann, C. A.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, and C. A. Hirlimann, "Femtosecond optical pulses," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 500-506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kley, E.-B.

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J. Kuhl and J. Heppner, "Compression of femtosecond optical pulses with dielectric multilayer interferometers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 182-185 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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Liem, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Mourou, G.

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[CrossRef]

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L. Nanda, A. Basu, and S. A. Ramakrishna, "Delay times and detector times for optical pulses traversing plasmas and negative refractive media," Phys. Rev. E 74, 036601 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, K. A.

Oughstun, K. E.

Paschotta, R.

Peatross, J.

M. Ware, W. E. Dibble, S. A. Glasgow, and J. Peatross, "Energy flow in angularly dispersive optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 839-845 (2001).

J. Peatross, S. A. Glasgow, and M. Ware, "Average energy flow of optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2370-2373 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pessot, M.

M. Pessot, J. Squier, G. Mourou, and D. J. Harter, "Chirped-pulse amplification of 100-fsec pulses," Opt. Lett. 14, 797-799 (1989).

M. Pessot, P. Maine, and G. Mourou, "1000 times expansion/compression of optical pulses for chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 62, 419-421 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Price, J. H. V.

Ramakrishna, S. A.

L. Nanda, A. Basu, and S. A. Ramakrishna, "Delay times and detector times for optical pulses traversing plasmas and negative refractive media," Phys. Rev. E 74, 036601 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

Schreiber, T.

Shank, C. V.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, and C. A. Hirlimann, "Femtosecond optical pulses," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 500-506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Spüler, G. J.

Squier, J.

Talukder, A. I.

A. I. Talukder, K. Totsuka, and M. Tomita, "Propagation of arbitrarily shaped femtosecond laser pulses through a photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 054103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder and M. Tomita, "Asymmetric optical pulse propagation through a resonant absorber," Phys. Rev. A 72, 051802(R) (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder, T. Haruta, and M. Tomita, "Measurement of net group and reshaping delays for optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder, Y. Amagishi, and M. Tomita, "Superluminal to subluminal transition in the pulse propagation in a resonantly absorbing medium," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3546-3549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tomita, M.

A. I. Talukder, K. Totsuka, and M. Tomita, "Propagation of arbitrarily shaped femtosecond laser pulses through a photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 054103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder and M. Tomita, "Asymmetric optical pulse propagation through a resonant absorber," Phys. Rev. A 72, 051802(R) (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder, T. Haruta, and M. Tomita, "Measurement of net group and reshaping delays for optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder, Y. Amagishi, and M. Tomita, "Superluminal to subluminal transition in the pulse propagation in a resonantly absorbing medium," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3546-3549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Totsuka, K.

A. I. Talukder, K. Totsuka, and M. Tomita, "Propagation of arbitrarily shaped femtosecond laser pulses through a photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 054103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tunnermann, A.

Ware, M.

M. Ware, W. E. Dibble, S. A. Glasgow, and J. Peatross, "Energy flow in angularly dispersive optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 839-845 (2001).

J. Peatross, S. A. Glasgow, and M. Ware, "Average energy flow of optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2370-2373 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wefers, M. M.

Weston, J.

Yen, R.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, and C. A. Hirlimann, "Femtosecond optical pulses," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 500-506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Zellmer, H.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. I. Talukder, K. Totsuka, and M. Tomita, "Propagation of arbitrarily shaped femtosecond laser pulses through a photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 054103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, and C. A. Hirlimann, "Femtosecond optical pulses," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 500-506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. Kuhl and J. Heppner, "Compression of femtosecond optical pulses with dielectric multilayer interferometers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 182-185 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Pessot, P. Maine, and G. Mourou, "1000 times expansion/compression of optical pulses for chirped pulse amplification," Opt. Commun. 62, 419-421 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. I. Talukder and M. Tomita, "Asymmetric optical pulse propagation through a resonant absorber," Phys. Rev. A 72, 051802(R) (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

L. Nanda, A. Basu, and S. A. Ramakrishna, "Delay times and detector times for optical pulses traversing plasmas and negative refractive media," Phys. Rev. E 74, 036601 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

A. I. Talukder, T. Haruta, and M. Tomita, "Measurement of net group and reshaping delays for optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 223901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. I. Talukder, Y. Amagishi, and M. Tomita, "Superluminal to subluminal transition in the pulse propagation in a resonantly absorbing medium," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3546-3549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Peatross, S. A. Glasgow, and M. Ware, "Average energy flow of optical pulses in dispersive media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2370-2373 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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