Abstract

We show how cross-phase modulation between two pulses, combined with optimal pulse shaping at the input of a dielectric medium, can be used to generate nearly single-cycle pulses that are tunable from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared at the output of the medium, precompensating for dispersion to all orders.

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[CrossRef]

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Baertschy, M.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Baltuška, A.

Bartels, R. A.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
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Becker, P. C.

Birks, T. A.

Boyd, R. W.

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1992).

Brito Cruz, C. H.

de Haan, F.

Ferencz, K.

Fork, R. L.

Fuji, T.

Greene, C. H.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
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Harris, S. E.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
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A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
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Herrmann, J.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Husakou, A. V.

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ivanov, M.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kalosha, V.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kapteyn, H. C.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, T.

Korn, G.

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Murnane, M. M.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Pshenichnikov, M. S.

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Russell, P. St. J.

Sartania, S.

Shank, C. V.

Silvestri, S. D.

Sokolov, A. V.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Spanner, M.

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Spielmann, C.

Stentz, A. J.

Szipocs, R.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Wagner, N.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Walker, D. R.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wei, Z.

Weinacht, T. C.

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wiersma, D. A.

Windeler, R. S.

Yavuz, D. D.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yeremenko, S.

Yin, G. Y.

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhavoronkov, N.

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (7)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (6)

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 562 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Sokolov, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 033402 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. Zhavoronkov and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Bartels, T. C. Weinacht, N. Wagner, M. Baertschy, C. H. Greene, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Kalosha, M. Spanner, J. Herrmann, and M. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 103901 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989).

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1992).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme for pulse compression by use of XPM with optimization of the pulses at the input.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Compression of a 400-nm probe pulse. (a) Amplitude of the optimized probe (thick curve) and pump (thin curve) before the nonlinear medium. (b) Spectrum (thick curve) and phase (thin curve) of the probe in (a). (c) Intensity of compressed probe. (d) Spectrum and phase of compressed probe.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Same as in Fig. 2 but for compression near 3 µm.

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