Nonlinear temporal diffraction and frequency shifts resulting from pulse shaping in chirped-pulse amplification systems

X. Liu R. Wagner, A. Maksimchuk, E. Goodman, J. Workman, D. Umstadter, A. Migus

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We present experimental results of the amplif ication of strongly amplitude-modulated chirped pulses resulting from the coherent addition of two delayed short pulses. The nonlinearities in the amplif ier chain induce a temporal diffraction resulting in prepulses and postpulses, in addition to the two main pulses when compressed. Simultaneously, temporal-resolved and spectral-resolved output pulses show that the prepulses and postpulses are blue shifted and red shifted, respectively, explaining the causality of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1165
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 1995


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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