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Frontiers in Optics
Orlando, Florida United States
October 6-10, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-988-6
Postdeadline Session III (FW6C)

Long Timescale Gas Dynamics in Femtosecond Filamentation

N. Jhajj, J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, and H.M. Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations


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We show that femtosecond filaments produce mass density holes that decay over milliseconds in gases. Propagation of high repetition rate lasers is strongly affected, influencing the filament collapse point, supercontinuum generation, and pointing dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(350.6830) Other areas of optics : Thermal lensing
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

N. Jhajj, J. K. Wahlstrand, Y. -. Cheng, and H. M. Milchberg, "Long Timescale Gas Dynamics in Femtosecond Filamentation," in Frontiers in Optics 2013 Postdeadline, I. Kang, D. Reitze, N. Alic, and D. Hagan, eds., OSA Postdeadline Paper Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FW6C.3.

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