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Spectral reshaping and pulse compression via sequential filamentation in gases

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We provide a theoretical description of the spatio-temporal dynamics of sequential filamentation in noble gases that can lead to pulse compression down to nearly single-cycle pulses. We show that the strong pulse compression occurs as a result of serially-generated on-axis filaments and spectral filtering of an extensive blue-shifted compressible spectra. We show that the dynamics of this sequential filamentation can be readily tuned by varying the gas pressure and can be scaled to various pulse energies.

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hal-00553151 , version 1 (06-01-2011)

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Luat T. Vuong, Rodrigo B. Lopez-Martens, Christoph P. Hauri, Alexander L. Gaeta. Spectral reshaping and pulse compression via sequential filamentation in gases. Optics Express, 2008, 16 (1), pp.390-401. ⟨10.1364/OE.16.000390⟩. ⟨hal-00553151⟩
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