Cascaded self-compression of femtosecond pulses in filaments

  title={Cascaded self-compression of femtosecond pulses in filaments},
  author={Carsten Br{\'e}e and Jens Lutz Bethge and Stefan Skupin and Luc Berg{\'e} and Ayhan Demircan and G{\"u}nter Steinmeyer},
Highly nonlinear wave propagation scenarios hold the potential to serve for energy concentration or pulse duration reduction of the input wave form, provided that a small range of input parameters is maintained. Exploitation of this mechanism for pulse compression is ultimately limited by parameter fluctuations of the input wave. With high compression ratios, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain control of the waveforms. Here, we suggest an alternative approach to the control of… CONTINUE READING