Abstract

This paper discusses the regularities of phase self-modulation of femtosecond light pulses in a dielectric medium with normal group dispersion and cubic inertialess nonlinearity. It is shown that, with different input widths and intensities of the light pulses at definite distances, their phase modulation becomes close to linear, and this makes it possible when they interfere to obtain a regular sequence of supershort pulses with a terahertz repetition rate.

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2006

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Generation of the discrete spectral supercontinuum in two intensive ultrashort pulses interaction,” Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 15, 1 (2006).

2005

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

2003

C. Corsi, A. Tortora, and M. Bellini, “Mutual coherence of supercontinuum pulses collinearly generated in bulk media,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 77, 255 (2003).

2002

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, and M. Franko, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 18, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, “Supercontinuum generation, four-wave mixing, and fission of higher-order solitons in photonic-crystal fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2171 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999

1998

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

Alfano, R. R.

R. R. Alfano, The Supercontinuum Laser Source (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989).

Bakhtin, M. A.

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Generation of the discrete spectral supercontinuum in two intensive ultrashort pulses interaction,” Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 15, 1 (2006).

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

Bellini, M.

C. Corsi, A. Tortora, and M. Bellini, “Mutual coherence of supercontinuum pulses collinearly generated in bulk media,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 77, 255 (2003).

Bespalov, V. G.

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

Brodeur, A.

Chin, S. L.

Corsi, C.

C. Corsi, A. Tortora, and M. Bellini, “Mutual coherence of supercontinuum pulses collinearly generated in bulk media,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 77, 255 (2003).

Couairon, A.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, and M. Franko, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 18, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Drozdov, A. A.

A. A. Drozdov, A. N. Tsypkin, and S. A. Kozlov, “Interference of femtosecond spectral supercontinua generated in an insulator with normal group dispersion,” in Transactions of the International Conference on Fundamental Problems of Optics-2006, St. Petersburg, 2006, pp. 12-14.

Franko, M.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, and M. Franko, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 18, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, J.

Husakou, A. V.

Kozlov, S. A.

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Generation of the discrete spectral supercontinuum in two intensive ultrashort pulses interaction,” Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 15, 1 (2006).

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

A. A. Drozdov, A. N. Tsypkin, and S. A. Kozlov, “Interference of femtosecond spectral supercontinua generated in an insulator with normal group dispersion,” in Transactions of the International Conference on Fundamental Problems of Optics-2006, St. Petersburg, 2006, pp. 12-14.

S. A. Kozlov and V. V. Samartsev, Optics of Femtosecond Lasers (SPbGU ITMO, St. Petersburg, 2007).

Samartsev, V. V.

S. A. Kozlov and V. V. Samartsev, Optics of Femtosecond Lasers (SPbGU ITMO, St. Petersburg, 2007).

Shpolyanskii, Yu. A.

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

Sudrie, L.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, and M. Franko, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 18, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sutyagin, A. N.

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

Tortora, A.

C. Corsi, A. Tortora, and M. Bellini, “Mutual coherence of supercontinuum pulses collinearly generated in bulk media,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 77, 255 (2003).

Tsypkin, A. N.

A. A. Drozdov, A. N. Tsypkin, and S. A. Kozlov, “Interference of femtosecond spectral supercontinua generated in an insulator with normal group dispersion,” in Transactions of the International Conference on Fundamental Problems of Optics-2006, St. Petersburg, 2006, pp. 12-14.

Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt.

C. Corsi, A. Tortora, and M. Bellini, “Mutual coherence of supercontinuum pulses collinearly generated in bulk media,” Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 77, 255 (2003).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Mem. Neural Networks

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Generation of the discrete spectral supercontinuum in two intensive ultrashort pulses interaction,” Opt. Mem. Neural Networks 15, 1 (2006).

Opt. Spektrosk.

M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, “Formation of a sequence of ultrashort signals in a collision of pulses consisting of a small number of oscillations of the light field in nonlinear optical media,” Opt. Spektrosk. 98, 470 (2005) M. A. Bakhtin and S. A. Kozlov, [Opt. Spectrosc. 98, 425 (2005)].
[CrossRef]

Opt. Zh.

V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, “Spectral super-broadening of high-power femtosecond laser pulses and their time compression down to one period of the light field,” Opt. Zh. 65, No. 10, 85 (1998) V. G. Bespalov, S. A. Kozlov, A. N. Sutyagin, and Yu. A. Shpolyanskiĭ, [J. Opt. Technol. 65, 823 (1998)].

Phys. Rev. Lett.

L. Sudrie, A. Couairon, and M. Franko, “Femtosecond laser-induced damage and filamentary propagation in fused silica,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, No. 18, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other

R. R. Alfano, The Supercontinuum Laser Source (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989).

A. A. Drozdov, A. N. Tsypkin, and S. A. Kozlov, “Interference of femtosecond spectral supercontinua generated in an insulator with normal group dispersion,” in Transactions of the International Conference on Fundamental Problems of Optics-2006, St. Petersburg, 2006, pp. 12-14.

S. A. Kozlov and V. V. Samartsev, Optics of Femtosecond Lasers (SPbGU ITMO, St. Petersburg, 2007).

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