Abstract

We report on a space–time compression technique allowing for complete and independent control of the longitudinal dynamics and of the transverse pulse localization by means of spatial beam shaping. We experimentally observe both strong temporal compression and high transverse localization, of the order of a few wavelengths, along free-space propagation.

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Akturk, S.

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Courvoisier, F.

Di Trapani, P.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Durst, M.

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[CrossRef]

J. M. Manceau, A. Averchi, F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, P. D. Trapani, A. Couairon, and S. Tzortzakis, Opt. Lett. 34, 2165 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Farrés, A.

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[CrossRef]

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Grillon, G.

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[CrossRef]

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Hulin, D.

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[CrossRef]

Jacquot, M.

Jedrkiewicz, O.

P. D. Trapani, G. Valiulis, A. Piskarskas, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Trull, C. Conti, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093904(2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kazamias, S.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Krausz, F.

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Liu, J.

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Nisoli, M.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Planchon, T.

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[CrossRef]

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M. Porras, G. Valiulis, and P. D. Trapani, Phys. Rev. E 68, 016613 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Porras, M. A.

D. Faccio, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, F. Bragheri, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 193901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Riedle, E.

Sartania, S.

Sebban, S.

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[CrossRef]

Serrat, C.

D. Faccio, C. Serrat, J. M. Cela, A. Farrés, P. D. Trapani, and J. Biegert, Phys. Rev. A 81, 011803 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Silberberg, Y.

Silvestri, S. D.

Spielmann, C.

Steinmeyer, G.

Stepanov, A.

Stibenz, G.

Svelto, O.

Szipöcs, R.

Tal, E.

Trapani, P. D.

D. Faccio, C. Serrat, J. M. Cela, A. Farrés, P. D. Trapani, and J. Biegert, Phys. Rev. A 81, 011803 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Manceau, A. Averchi, F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, P. D. Trapani, A. Couairon, and S. Tzortzakis, Opt. Lett. 34, 2165 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Porras, G. Valiulis, and P. D. Trapani, Phys. Rev. E 68, 016613 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. D. Trapani, G. Valiulis, A. Piskarskas, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Trull, C. Conti, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093904(2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Trillo, S.

P. D. Trapani, G. Valiulis, A. Piskarskas, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Trull, C. Conti, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093904(2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Trull, J.

P. D. Trapani, G. Valiulis, A. Piskarskas, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Trull, C. Conti, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093904(2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tzortzakis, S.

Valentin, C.

S. Kazamias, F. Weihe, D. Douillet, C. Valentin, T. Planchon, S. Sebban, G. Grillon, F. Augé, D. Hulin, and P. Balcou, Eur. Phys. J. D 21, 353 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Valiulis, G.

P. D. Trapani, G. Valiulis, A. Piskarskas, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Trull, C. Conti, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093904(2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Porras, G. Valiulis, and P. D. Trapani, Phys. Rev. E 68, 016613 (2003).
[CrossRef]

van Howe, J.

Weihe, F.

S. Kazamias, F. Weihe, D. Douillet, C. Valentin, T. Planchon, S. Sebban, G. Grillon, F. Augé, D. Hulin, and P. Balcou, Eur. Phys. J. D 21, 353 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wright, E. M.

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Xu, C.

Zeng, S.

Zhu, G.

Zipfel, W.

Eur. Phys. J. D (1)

S. Kazamias, F. Weihe, D. Douillet, C. Valentin, T. Planchon, S. Sebban, G. Grillon, F. Augé, D. Hulin, and P. Balcou, Eur. Phys. J. D 21, 353 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

D. Faccio, C. Serrat, J. M. Cela, A. Farrés, P. D. Trapani, and J. Biegert, Phys. Rev. A 81, 011803 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

M. Porras, G. Valiulis, and P. D. Trapani, Phys. Rev. E 68, 016613 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

P. D. Trapani, G. Valiulis, A. Piskarskas, O. Jedrkiewicz, J. Trull, C. Conti, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093904(2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Faccio, M. A. Porras, A. Dubietis, F. Bragheri, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 193901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. B. Gaarde and A. Couairon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 043901(2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

H.E.Hernández-Figueroa, M.Zamboni-Rached, and E.Recami, eds., Localized Waves (Wiley-Interscience, 2008).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Comparison between (a) TP and (b) CW in the reference frame moving at each pulse group velocity. The dashed/solid blue lines represent the amplitude/phase fronts, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Sketch of the experimental layout. f 1 = 250 cm , f 2 = 15 cm , and d = 8 cm . ax 1 and ax 2 are the two axicon of base angle 20 ° and 12.3 ° made of fused silica and SF11, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental results. (a), (b) Spatial and spatiotemporal intensities of the focused CW at the center of the BZ, i.e., 3 mm , respectively. (c) Pulse duration evolution inside the BZ.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a), (b) Logarithmic intensity profiles of a focusing CW. In (a) z 1 = 0 cm and z 2 = 6 cm from the f 2 = 15 cm lens. In (b) the pulse is in the focus. (c) Evolution of the pulse duration τ and beam width σ at FWHM (blue dashed and green solid curves, respectively) along the propagation. f 2 is at z = 15 cm from the center of the BZ (shaded region).

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| J 0 ( π σ b sin ( θ ) / λ ) | 2 = 1 / 2.

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