We present a new analytical method that predicts the initial filamentation dynamics of high-powered beams and pulses. We demonstrate the method with various input beams and pulses and show good agreement with numerical results.
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L. T. Vuong, A. L. Gaeta, N. Gavish, and G. Fibich, "Predicting the Filamentation of High-Powered Beams and Pulses without Numerical Integration," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThC2.
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