The problem of diffraction of few-cycle light pulses is solved by means
of a perturbative technique. The propagated field is expressed as a series
of correction terms to the field obtained from diffraction laws for many-cycle
pulses. The features previously reported for diffraction of ultrashort pulses
are reproduced by first- and second-order corrections.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
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