Durations and average speeds of ultrashort optical pulses shaped by chiral sculptured thin films

Joseph B. Geddes, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

We computed three measures each of the durations and average speeds of ultrashort optical pulsed plane waves transmitted through linear and nonlinear chiral sculptured thin films (STFs). The durations tended in general to decrease with increasing carrier wavelength (save for an exception involving the circular Bragg phenomenon), while average speeds tended to increase under the same conditions. Durations tended to increase with increasing nonlinearity displayed by the chiral STF, while average speeds tended to decrease. The results quantify some aspects of ultrashort optical pulse shaping by chiral STFs, which heretofore had only been studied qualitatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanomodeling II
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2006
EventNanomodeling II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 15 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6328
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherNanomodeling II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/13/068/15/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Geddes, J. B., & Lakhtakia, A. (2006). Durations and average speeds of ultrashort optical pulses shaped by chiral sculptured thin films. In Nanomodeling II [632811] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6328). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.675597