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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1621–1623

Čerenkov-based radiation from superluminal excitation in microdroplets by ultrashort pulses

M. Brunel, L. Mess, G. Gouesbet, and G. Gréhan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 20, pp. 1621-1623 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001621


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Abstract

We demonstrate from a generalized Lorenz–Mie theory that ultrashort pulses can induce superluminal excitation in microdroplets. A Čerenkov-like effect can thus be expected for sufficiently intense ultrashort pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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M. Brunel, L. Mess, G. Gouesbet, and G. Gréhan, "Čerenkov-based radiation from superluminal excitation in microdroplets by ultrashort pulses," Opt. Lett. 26, 1621-1623 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-20-1621


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