Optimal pulses for arbitrary dispersive media
2011 (English)In: Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications, ISSN 1990-2573, Vol. 6, 11035- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A variational procedure is given for finding the pulses for which the initial temporal rms width and the rate of increase of this width are jointly minimized for propagation in non-absorbing media with arbitrary dispersive properties. We show that, while in linearly dispersive media the optimal pulses are Gaussian, in other situations such as a hollow metallic waveguide or for purely cubic dispersion departures from Gaussian behavior become evident. An interpretation of the results in terms of suitable phase-space representations is also given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 6, 11035- p.
Light pulses, pulse quality factor, phase space, dispersion, variational methods
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-37177DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2011.11035ISI: 000292385700013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84858199919OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-37177DiVA: diva2:432272