Scientific Results

Compression of femtosecond pulses into dissipative few-cycle optical solitons in coherent nonlinear resonant media

Year: 2010

Authors: Wabnitz S., Rosanov N.N., Kozlov V.V.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria DellInformazione, Universita\’ di Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Institute of Laser Physics, Vavilov State Optical Institute, Birzhevaya liniya, 12, St.-Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation; St.-Petersburg University, Department of Physics, Petrodvoretz, St.-Petersburg 198504, Russian Federation

Abstract: A composite resonant material consisting of amplifying and absorbing two-level quantum dots in a semiconductor host with conductive loss compresses a femtosecond pulse down to one-two optical cycles forming stable solitons. ©2010 IEEE.

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KeyWords: Femtosecond pulse; Few-cycle; Optical cycles; Optical soliton; Quantum Dot; Resonant materials; Resonant media; Semiconductor hosts, Electromagnetic pulse; Solitons; Ultrafast lasers; Ultrashort pulses, Optical communication
DOI: 10.1109/ECOC.2010.5621454

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