Squeezing of laser pulses in nonlinear-optical LC cell

Svetlana Bugaychuk, Andrey Iljin

Abstract


Controllable compression of the temporal duration of light pulses takes place in a liquid crystal medium via self-action processes of beam mixing, namely, a dynamic Bragg grating formation by incoming light waves with their consequent self-diffraction on the same recorded grating. Wherein, the laser pulse duration should be comparable with the time relaxation constant of the medium while the extent of the temporal compression is controlled by the variation of the input pulse durations and the value of nonlocal response.

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