Sub-half-cycle field transients from shock-wave-assisted soliton self-compression. Academic Article uri icon


  • We identify an unusual regime of ultrafast nonlinear dynamics in which an optical shock wave couples to soliton self-compression, steepening the tail of the pulse, thus yielding self-compressing soliton transients as short as the field sub-half-cycle. We demonstrate that this extreme pulse self-compression scenario can help generate sub-half-cycle mid-infrared pulses in a broad class of anomalously dispersive optical waveguide systems.

published proceedings

  • Sci Rep

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Voronin, A. A., & Zheltikov, A. M.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Voronin, AA||Zheltikov, AM

publication date

  • January 2020