We investigate post-ionization regimes of femtosecond laser pulse propagating in the atmosphere. The role of group velocity dispersion and delayed Kerr response in promoting the relocalization in time of pulse components is examined.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
S. Champeaux and L. Bergé, "Relocalization of femtosecond laser pulses out of ionization regime in air," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ITuK5.
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