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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1937–1941

Polarization effect during propagation of a femtosecond laser pulse in fused silica glass

Jing Yu, Hongbing Jiang, Hong Yang, and Qihuang Gong  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 1937-1941 (2012)

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The effect of polarization on the distribution of plasma in the cross-section induced by a focused femtosecond laser pulse is studied. When a femtosecond laser pulse with a Gaussian spatial distribution and linear polarization is focused into fused silica in a certain focus condition and pulse energy, the induced plasma distribution forms an ellipse at first, and then gradually evolves to an almost perfect circle. The mechanism of this change in plasma distribution is discussed.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2012
Published: July 13, 2012

Jing Yu, Hongbing Jiang, Hong Yang, and Qihuang Gong, "Polarization effect during propagation of a femtosecond laser pulse in fused silica glass," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1937-1941 (2012)

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