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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 9893–9907

Self-action and regularized self-guiding of pulsed Bessel-like beams in air

D.E. Roskey, M. Kolesik, J.V. Moloney, and E.M. Wright  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 9893-9907 (2007)

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Using computer simulations we explore the dynamics of nonlinear pulsed Bessel-like beams arising from axicon-focused Gaussian beams and circularly apodized beams propagating in air. These pulses exhibit similar self-action. We also note that noninear behavior can occur for these pulses in the absence of significant plasma density. This is especially interesting in light of recent experimental observations of self-guiding without plasma.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

D. E. Roskey, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, and E. M. Wright, "Self-action and regularized self-guiding of pulsed Bessel-like beams in air," Opt. Express 15, 9893-9907 (2007)

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