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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2017–2019

Raman effect in self-focusing of few-cycle laser pulses in air

Xi Chen, P. Polynkin, and M. Kolesik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2017-2019 (2013)

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Self-focusing of ultrashort pulses in air is investigated by means of numerical simulations. The role of the vibrational Raman effect and its dependence on pulse chirp is studied, with results shedding new light on the interpretation of the measurements of the critical self-focusing power. We also discuss computational modeling issues important specifically for few-cycle pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2013
Published: June 3, 2013

Xi Chen, P. Polynkin, and M. Kolesik, "Raman effect in self-focusing of few-cycle laser pulses in air," Opt. Lett. 38, 2017-2019 (2013)

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