Self-guided propagation of ultrashort IR laser pulses in fused silica

Stylianos Tzortzakis, L. Sudrie, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, L. Bergé

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Abstract

The propagation and self-trapping of ultrashort infrared (IR) laser pulses in fused silica were studied over several Rayleigh lengths. The long range filamentation examined covered spectral braodening and pulse breaking with two or more shorter subpulses. A quasidynamic equilibrium between self-focusing and multiphoton ionization (MPI) performed an important role in the filamentation process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number213902
Pages (from-to)2139021-2139024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Tzortzakis, S., Sudrie, L., Franco, M., Prade, B., Mysyrowicz, A., Couairon, A., & Bergé, L. (2001). Self-guided propagation of ultrashort IR laser pulses in fused silica. Physical Review Letters, 87(21), 2139021-2139024. [213902].