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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 78–80

Polarization instability of femtosecond pulse splitting in normally dispersive self-focusing media

J. Schjødt-Eriksen, J. V. Moloney, E. M. Wright, Q. Feng, and P. L. Christiansen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 78-80 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000078


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Abstract

We investigate the propagation of elliptically polarized intense femtosecond pulses through third-order media. Self-focusing and pulse splitting can be controlled by alternation of the polarization state.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

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J. Schjødt-Eriksen, J. V. Moloney, E. M. Wright, Q. Feng, and P. L. Christiansen, "Polarization instability of femtosecond pulse splitting in normally dispersive self-focusing media," Opt. Lett. 26, 78-80 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-2-78

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