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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1269–1271

Self-guided propagation of femtosecond light pulses in water

A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, I. Diomin, and A. Varanavičius  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 14, pp. 1269-1271 (2003)

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We report experimental evidence of self-guided propagation of femtosecond laser pulses in water. A light filament induced by 170-fs, 527-nm pulses has a diameter of 60µm (at the 1/e2 level) and persists over a distance of 20 mm. The filamentary mode is sustained over a wide range of input power, and the energy excess is converted into conical emission. In the time domain, the pulse trapped in a filamentary mode experiences a number of splittings occurring in the early stage of filament formation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, I. Diomin, and A. Varanavičius, "Self-guided propagation of femtosecond light pulses in water," Opt. Lett. 28, 1269-1271 (2003)

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