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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8193–8200

Experimental energy-density flux characterization of ultrashort laser pulse filaments

Daniele Faccio, Antonio Lotti, Aidas Matijosius, Francesca Bragheri, Vittorio Degiorgio, Arnaud Couairon, and Paolo Di Trapani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8193-8200 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.008193


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Abstract

Visualization of the energy density flux gives a unique insight into the propagation properties of complex ultrashort pulses. This analysis, formerly relegated to numerical investigations, is here shown to be an invaluable experimental diagnostic tool. By retrieving the spatio-temporal amplitude and phase we experimentally obtain the energy density flux within complex ultrashort pulses generated by filamentation in a nonlinear Kerr medium.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2009
Published: April 30, 2009

Citation
Daniele Faccio, Antonio Lotti, Aidas Matijosius, Francesca Bragheri, Vittorio Degiorgio, Arnaud Couairon, and Paolo Di Trapani, "Experimental energy-density flux characterization of ultrashort laser pulse filaments.," Opt. Express 17, 8193-8200 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-10-8193


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