Pulse Compression of Ultrashort UV Pulses by Self-Phase Modulation in Bulk Material

Applied Science, 2013, 3 (1), 153-167 published on 08.02.2014
Appl. Sci.
The bandwidth of ultrafast pulses in the UV is limited by the finite acceptance bandwidth of the nonlinear crystals used for their generation. We now show that self-phase modulation of UV pulses in bulk materials leads to large spectral broadening and allows for a significant reduction of the pulse duration.
TU München