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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 25–27

Dressed optical filaments

M. S. Mills, M. Kolesik, and D. N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 25-27 (2013)

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In this Letter we show that by appropriately providing an auxiliary “dress” beam one can extend the longevity of an optical filament by almost one order of magnitude. These optical dressed filaments can propagate substantially further by judiciously harnessing energy from their secondary beam reservoir. This possibility is theoretically investigated in air when the filament is dressed with a conically convergent annular Gaussian beam.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012

M. S. Mills, M. Kolesik, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Dressed optical filaments," Opt. Lett. 38, 25-27 (2013)

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