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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1999
  • pp: 408–410

Simulation model for the effects of nonlinear polarization on the propagation of intense pulse lasers

J. Koga  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 408-410 (1999)

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A simulation model including the effects of nonlinear polarization of a background neutral gas on the propagation of intense short pulse lasers is presented. The model includes the finite response time of the gas by using a soft-core Coulombic potential for the bound electrons. A test problem for self-focusing of a pulse is presented. Agreement with theoretical predictions for the self-focusing of an intense laser pulse in a gas with a finite-response-time nonlinear polarization included is found.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

J. Koga, "Simulation model for the effects of nonlinear polarization on the propagation of intense pulse lasers," Opt. Lett. 24, 408-410 (1999)

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