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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1990
  • pp: 90–100

Multilevel nonlinear effects in the amplification of ultrashort laser pulses in CO2

S. Chelkowski and A. D. Bandrauk  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 90-100 (1990)

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A numerical study of coherent laser pulse evolution in CO2 in the framework of the Maxwell–Schrödinger equations up to the intensity 1013 W/cm2 is presented. The model includes various nonresonant vibrational–rotational transitions usually neglected in low-intensity simulations. Level degeneracy is taken into account, and light-polarization effects are discussed. The limiting intensities up to which various models work are established.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 3, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 1989
Published: January 1, 1990

S. Chelkowski and A. D. Bandrauk, "Multilevel nonlinear effects in the amplification of ultrashort laser pulses in CO2," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 90-100 (1990)

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