Abstract

Dispersion and optical nonlinearity of atmospheric air in the long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) range are shown to enable unique soliton dynamics in freely propagating laser beams. Analysis of spatiotemporal LWIR waveform evolution in air reveals soliton self-compression scenarios whereby ultrashort LWIR subterawatt pulses can be compressed to single-cycle terawatt field waveforms.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Self-compression of high-peak-power mid-infrared pulses in anomalously dispersive air

A. V. Mitrofanov, A. A. Voronin, M. V. Rozhko, D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. B. Fedotov, A. Pugžlys, V. Shumakova, S. Ališauskas, A. Baltuška, and A. M. Zheltikov
Optica 4(11) 1405-1408 (2017)

Modeling high-peak-power few-cycle field waveform generation by optical parametric amplification in the long-wavelength infrared

A.A. Voronin, A.A. Lanin, and A.M. Zheltikov
Opt. Express 24(20) 23207-23220 (2016)

Multioctave, 3–18  μm sub-two-cycle supercontinua from self-compressing, self-focusing soliton transients in a solid

A. A. Lanin, A. A. Voronin, E. A. Stepanov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov
Opt. Lett. 40(6) 974-977 (2015)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription