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Ultrashort light pulses in hollow waveguides

International Laser Center of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation

Ultrafast-optics applications of nonlinear-optical processes in gas-filled hollow fibers are briefly reviewed. The main physical processes behind the use of hollow fibers for efficient generation of unprecedentedly short light pulses, enhanced short-wavelength generation, and improvement of the sensitivity of nonlinear-optical gas-phase analysis are considered. These processes include self- and cross-phase modulation, coherent four-wave mixing, high-order harmonic generation, and stimulated Raman scattering. The methods to generate extremely short pulses, including few-cycle field waveforms, and to control such pulses are discussed.

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PACS: 42.65.Dr, 42.65.Ky, 42.65.Re, 42.65.Wi (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2002v045n07ABEH001086
Citation: Zheltikov A M "Ultrashort light pulses in hollow waveguides" Phys. Usp. 45 687–718 (2002)
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Оригинал: Желтиков А М «Сверхкороткие световые импульсы в полых волноводах» УФН 172 743–776 (2002); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0172.200207b.0743

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