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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 537–539

Filamentation of arbitrary polarized femtosecond laser pulses in case of high-order Kerr effect

Nikolay A. Panov, Vladimir A. Makarov, Vladimir Y. Fedorov, and Olga G. Kosareva  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 537-539 (2013)

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We developed a model of femtosecond filamentation which includes high-order Kerr effect and an arbitrary polarization of a laser pulse. We show that a circularly polarized pulse has maximum filament intensity. Also, we show that, independently of the initial pulse polarization, the value of a maximum filament intensity tends to the maximum intensity of either linearly or circularly polarized pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2012
Published: February 13, 2013

Nikolay A. Panov, Vladimir A. Makarov, Vladimir Y. Fedorov, and Olga G. Kosareva, "Filamentation of arbitrary polarized femtosecond laser pulses in case of high-order Kerr effect," Opt. Lett. 38, 537-539 (2013)

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