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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2000
  • pp: 761–763

Nonlinear propagation dynamics of an ultrashort pulse in a hollow waveguide

D. Homoelle and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 761-763 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000761


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Abstract

We present a theoretical investigation of the self-focusing dynamics of femtosecond pulses in a hollow waveguide. We show that transverse effects play an important role in these dynamics, even for pulses that are significantly below the critical power for self-focusing in free space, and that excitation of higher-order modes of the waveguide results in the spreading of the pulse in time. Inclusion of self-steepening and space–time focusing in our model is necessary for properly capturing the pulse dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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D. Homoelle and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Nonlinear propagation dynamics of an ultrashort pulse in a hollow waveguide," Opt. Lett. 25, 761-763 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-10-761

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