Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 119, Issue 4, pp 569–576 | Cite as

New horizons of optics of the midinfrared spectral range

  • A. V. Mitrofanov
  • D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov
  • A. A. Voronin
  • A. Pugžlys
  • A. A. Lanin
  • A. B. Fedotov
  • V. Ya. Panchenko
  • A. Baltuška
  • A. M. Zheltikov
The International Year of Light 2015

Abstract

Optical physics and laser technologies are rapidly moving in the direction of exploring the midinfrared spectral range. New methods of mid-IR ultrashort pulse generation allow forming very short flashes of electromagnetic radiation with record high peak power for this range. The first experiments conducted with such systems make possible implementing new regimes of laser–matter interaction and shed light on unusual properties of the nonlinear-optical response of materials in the mid-IR spectral range.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Mitrofanov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. A. Voronin
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Pugžlys
    • 5
  • A. A. Lanin
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. B. Fedotov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Ya. Panchenko
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. Baltuška
    • 5
  • A. M. Zheltikov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 6
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Russian Quantum CenterSkolkovo, Moscow oblastRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Problems of Laser and Information TechnologiesRussian Academy of SciencesShatura, Moscow oblastRussia
  4. 4.Russian Research Centre Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  6. 6.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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