Paper A12

Pulse shaping and shortening by spatial filtering of an induced-phase-modulated probe wave

A. Dreischuh, E. Eugenieva, S. Dinev


All-optical deflection and spatial filtering have been used to theoretically model pulse shortening and shaping. Good agreement is obtained with the experimental results of other authors. Pulses with a shortening coefficient of the order of 10, and special forms such as super-Gaussian, triangular-like, and pairs of pulses with an adjustable peak-to-peak ratio are obtained.