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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 796–798

Long-range filamentary propagation of subpicosecond ultraviolet laser pulses in fused silica

S. Tzortzakis, D. G. Papazoglou, and I. Zergioti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 796-798 (2006)

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We report on what is to our knowledge the first observation of subpicosecond ultraviolet laser pulse filamentation in transparent solid materials. Robust filaments were created in fused silica and observed over distances that exceed 3 cm in length. Intensities as high as 10 13 W cm 2 were found to be transported in the filamented beam without material damage in the bulk of the fused-silica sample.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2005

S. Tzortzakis, D. G. Papazoglou, and I. Zergioti, "Long-range filamentary propagation of subpicosecond ultraviolet laser pulses in fused silica," Opt. Lett. 31, 796-798 (2006)

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