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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 24 — Dec. 2, 2013
  • pp: 29401–29412

Spectral investigation of higher-order Kerr effects in a tight-focusing geometry

Alan Heins and Chunlei Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 24, pp. 29401-29412 (2013)

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The role of the Higher-Order Kerr Effects (HOKE) in intensity clamping is experimentally investigated. We fail to observe any evidence of HOKE-based intensity clamping in a tight geometrical focusing experiment. We introduce a polarization-based technique that can distinguish between spectral components from the leading and trailing edges of the pulse. The results of this time-resolved measurement support the ionization theory of intensity clamping.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2013
Published: November 21, 2013

Alan Heins and Chunlei Guo, "Spectral investigation of higher-order Kerr effects in a tight-focusing geometry," Opt. Express 21, 29401-29412 (2013)

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