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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 321–324

Filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses with spatial chirp in air

Tingting Xi, Zhijie Zhao, and Zuoqiang Hao  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 321-324 (2014)

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Filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses with spatial chirp in air is investigated numerically. Spatiotemporal redistribution of energy occurs initially due to the spatial chirp and is subsequently reinforced by group-velocity dispersion and self-focusing. It induces spatiotemporal rotation of pulse, curved multiple filaments, delay of filament onset distance, and enhancement of supercontinuum generation. The method of introducing spatial chirp to the laser pulse offers a new way to control filaments’ onset, distribution, and supercontinuum enhancement, which would be very useful in their potential applications.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2013
Published: January 23, 2014

Tingting Xi, Zhijie Zhao, and Zuoqiang Hao, "Filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses with spatial chirp in air," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 321-324 (2014)

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