Pulse compression in plasma: Generation of femtosecond pulses without CPA

G. Shvets, Nathaniel J. Fisch, A. Pukhov, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn

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Abstract

Laser pulses can be efficiently compressed to femto-second duration when a smaller-frequency short pulse collides with high frequency long pulse in a tenuous plasma, absorbing most of its energy. The mechanism of the short pulse amplification is the nonlinear superradiance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
Volume66
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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