A novel method of compressing laser pulses to femtosecond duration using tenuous plasma as the nonlinear medium for parametric conversion of the energy of a long higher-frequency laser beam into the energy of a short low-frequency laser pulse is presented. This approach uses the free-electron plasma as a nonlinear medium for parametric conversion of the energy of a long laser pump into a much shorter counter-propagating seed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering