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

We report self-guided propagation of ultrashort IR laser pulses in fused silica over several Rayleigh lengths. Self-guiding is accompanied by pulse splitting and time compression. Numerical simulations involving pulse self-focusing, temporal dispersion, and multiphoton ionization are found to be in good agreement with the experimental results. They show that a quasidynamic equilibrium between multiphoton ionization and self-focusing drives the filamentation process, while temporal dispersion plays a negligible role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213902-1-213902-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2001

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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), 213902-1-213902-4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.213902

Self-guided propagation of ultrashort ir laser pulses in fused silica. / Tzortzakis, Stylianos; Sudrie, L.; Franco, M.; Prade, B.; Mysyrowicz, A.; Couairon, A.; Bergé, L.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 87, No. 21, 19.11.2001, p. 213902-1-213902-4.

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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, vol. 87, no. 21, pp. 213902-1-213902-4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.213902
Tzortzakis S, Sudrie L, Franco M, Prade B, Mysyrowicz A, Couairon A et al. Self-guided propagation of ultrashort ir laser pulses in fused silica. Physical Review Letters. 2001 Nov 19;87(21):213902-1-213902-4. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.213902
Tzortzakis, Stylianos ; Sudrie, L. ; Franco, M. ; Prade, B. ; Mysyrowicz, A. ; Couairon, A. ; Bergé, L. / Self-guided propagation of ultrashort ir laser pulses in fused silica. In: Physical Review Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 87, No. 21. pp. 213902-1-213902-4.
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