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Title: Visualizing spatiotemporal pulse propagation: first-order spatiotemporal couplings in laser pulses

Abstract

Even though a general theory of first-order spatiotemporal couplings exists in the literature, it is often difficult to visualize how these distortions affect laser pulses. In particular, it is difficult to show the spatiotemporal phase of pulses in a meaningful way. We propose a general solution to plotting the electric fields of pulses in three-dimensional space that intuitively shows the effects of spatiotemporal phases. The temporal phase information is color-coded using spectrograms and color response functions, and the beam is propagated to show the spatial phase evolution. In using this plotting technique, we generate two- and three-dimensional images and movies that show the effects of spatiotemporal couplings.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1366898
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-710477
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935; APOPAI
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Rhodes, Michelle, Guang, Zhe, Pease, Jerrold, and Trebino, Rick. Visualizing spatiotemporal pulse propagation: first-order spatiotemporal couplings in laser pulses. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.56.003024.
Rhodes, Michelle, Guang, Zhe, Pease, Jerrold, & Trebino, Rick. Visualizing spatiotemporal pulse propagation: first-order spatiotemporal couplings in laser pulses. United States. doi:10.1364/AO.56.003024.
Rhodes, Michelle, Guang, Zhe, Pease, Jerrold, and Trebino, Rick. Thu . "Visualizing spatiotemporal pulse propagation: first-order spatiotemporal couplings in laser pulses". United States. doi:10.1364/AO.56.003024. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1366898.
@article{osti_1366898,
title = {Visualizing spatiotemporal pulse propagation: first-order spatiotemporal couplings in laser pulses},
author = {Rhodes, Michelle and Guang, Zhe and Pease, Jerrold and Trebino, Rick},
abstractNote = {Even though a general theory of first-order spatiotemporal couplings exists in the literature, it is often difficult to visualize how these distortions affect laser pulses. In particular, it is difficult to show the spatiotemporal phase of pulses in a meaningful way. We propose a general solution to plotting the electric fields of pulses in three-dimensional space that intuitively shows the effects of spatiotemporal phases. The temporal phase information is color-coded using spectrograms and color response functions, and the beam is propagated to show the spatial phase evolution. In using this plotting technique, we generate two- and three-dimensional images and movies that show the effects of spatiotemporal couplings.},
doi = {10.1364/AO.56.003024},
journal = {Applied Optics},
number = 11,
volume = 56,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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