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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 1999
  • pp: 336–343

Dynamics of self-focused femtosecond laser pulses in the near and far fields

Alex A. Zozulya and Scott A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. 336-343 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.4.000336


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Abstract

We investigate the propagation of femtosecond pulses in a nonlinear, dispersive medium at powers several times greater than the critical power for self focusing. The combined effects of diffraction, normal dispersion and cubic nonlinearity lead to pulse splitting. We show that detailed theoretical description of the linear propagation of the pulse from the exit face of the nonlinear medium (near field) to the measuring device (far field) is crucial for quantitative interpretation of experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 1999
Published: April 26, 1999

Citation
Alex Zozulya and Scott Diddams, "Dynamics of self-focused femtosecond laser pulses in the near and far fields," Opt. Express 4, 336-343 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-4-9-336


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