Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

1995

Citation

OPTICS LETTERS Vol. 20, No. 10 May 15, 1995

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Copyright 1995 Used by permission

Abstract

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 amplifier 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.

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