Carrier wave shocking of femtosecond optical pulses

R. G. Flesch, A. Pushkarev, Jerome V Moloney

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Abstract

Numerical integration of Maxwell's equations for propagation of a femtosecond pulse in a medium with linear Lorentz response and a Kerr nonlinearity shows shock formation on the underlying carrier wave prior to the envelope shock. The carrier shock is characterized by the appearance of a strong third harmonic pulse, whereas the envelope shock appears later as spectral broadening and modulation of the fundamental and higher harmonic spectral features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2488-2491
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume76
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 1 1996

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Carrier wave shocking of femtosecond optical pulses. / Flesch, R. G.; Pushkarev, A.; Moloney, Jerome V.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 76, No. 14, 01.04.1996, p. 2488-2491.

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Flesch, RG, Pushkarev, A & Moloney, JV 1996, 'Carrier wave shocking of femtosecond optical pulses', Physical Review Letters, vol. 76, no. 14, pp. 2488-2491.
Flesch, R. G. ; Pushkarev, A. ; Moloney, Jerome V. / Carrier wave shocking of femtosecond optical pulses. In: Physical Review Letters. 1996 ; Vol. 76, No. 14. pp. 2488-2491.
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