Pulse self-compression to the single-cycle limit by filamentation in a gas with a pressure gradient

Abstract : We calculate pulse self-compression of a 30 fs laser pulse traversing gas with different pressure gradients. We show that an appropriate density profile brings significant improvement to the self-compression by filamentation. Under an optimal pressure gradient, the pulse duration is reduced to the single optical cycle limit over a long distance, allowing easy extraction into an interaction chamber.
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Arnaud Couairon, Michel Franco, André Mysyrowicz, Jens Biegert, Ursulla Keller. Pulse self-compression to the single-cycle limit by filamentation in a gas with a pressure gradient. Optics Letters, Optical Society of America, 2005, 30 (19), pp.2657-2659. ⟨10.1364/OL.30.002657⟩. ⟨hal-00463610⟩

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