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
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)