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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4347–4349

Higher-order Kerr improve quantitative modeling of laser filamentation

M. Petrarca, Y. Petit, S. Henin, R. Delagrange, P. Béjot, and J. Kasparian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4347-4349 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004347


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Abstract

We test numerical filamentation models against experimental data about the peak intensity and electron density in laser filaments. We show that the consideration of the higher-order Kerr effect improves the quantitative agreement without the need of adjustable parameters.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

Citation
M. Petrarca, Y. Petit, S. Henin, R. Delagrange, P. Béjot, and J. Kasparian, "Higher-order Kerr improve quantitative modeling of laser filamentation," Opt. Lett. 37, 4347-4349 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4347


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