Applied Physics B

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 119–122

Asymmetric ultra-short pulse splitting measured in air using FROG

  • A.C. Bernstein
  • T.S. Luk
  • T.R. Nelson
  • A. McPherson
  • J.-C. Diels
  • S.M. Cameron
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-002-0929-1

Cite this article as:
Bernstein, A., Luk, T., Nelson, T. et al. Appl Phys B (2002) 75: 119. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-0929-1

Abstract.

Frequency-resolved optical gating is used to measure non-linear ultra-short pulse propagation in air over a distance of up to 4.35 m. During spatial collapse of the pulse, both pulse steepening and asymmetric pulse splitting are observed to occur at a power level of about 14 GW and at a propagation distance less than the diffraction length.

PACS: 42.65.-k; 42.65.Sf; 42.65.Jx

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A.C. Bernstein
    • 1
  • T.S. Luk
    • 1
  • T.R. Nelson
    • 1
  • A. McPherson
    • 1
  • J.-C. Diels
    • 2
  • S.M. Cameron
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National Laboratories, PO Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1153, USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Physics, University of New Mexico, 800 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USAUS