Spatio-temporal X-wave

Eran Small, Ori Katz, Yochay Eshel, Yaron Silberberg, Dan Oron

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We introduce an illumination configuration which is a spatiotemporal analog of a non-diffracting X-wave. By interfering multiple ultrashort converging plane waves, we generate a tight central spot at which a transform limited ultrashort pulse is formed. Outside this tight focus a spatiotemporal speckle field with longer duration and reduced peak power is created. We investigate this spatiotemporal X-wave configuration analytically, numerically, and experimentally demonstrate the effect using two photon excitation fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18659-18668
Number of pages10
JournalOptics express
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Oct 12 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Small, E., Katz, O., Eshel, Y., Silberberg, Y., & Oron, D. (2009). Spatio-temporal X-wave. Optics express, 17(21), 18659-18668.