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dc.contributor.authorLaban, DE
dc.contributor.authorWallace, WC
dc.contributor.authorGlover, RD
dc.contributor.authorSang, RT
dc.contributor.authorKielpinski, D
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:48:27Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:48:27Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2014-05-15T22:27:30Z
dc.identifier.issn0146-9592
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/OL.35.001653
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37561
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the nonlinear optical phenomenon of self-focusing in air with phase-stabilized few-cycle light pulses. This investigation looks at the role of the carrier-envelope phase by observing a filament in air, a nonlinear phenomenon that can be utilized for few-cycle pulse compression [Appl. Phys. B79, 673 (2004)]. We were able to measure the critical power for self-focusing in air to be 18᱿GW for a 6.3 fs pulse centered at 800 nm. Using this value and a basic first-order theory, we predicted that the self-focusing distance should deviate by 790?孠as the carrier-envelope phase is shifted from 0 to p/2?rad. In contrast, the experimental results showed no deviation in the focus distance with a 3s upper limit of 180?孮 These counterintuitive results show the need for further study of self-focusing dynamics in the few-cycle regime.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOptical Society of America
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1653
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1655
dc.relation.ispartofissue10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalOptics Letters
dc.relation.ispartofvolume35
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAtomic, molecular and optical physics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAtomic, molecular and optical physics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchQuantum physics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode510299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5108
dc.titleSelf-focusing in air with phase-stabilized few-cycle light pulses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Natural Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 OSA. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001653. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorSang, Robert T.


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