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Springer Theses

Nonlinear Optics in the Filamentation Regime

Authors: Brée, Carsten

  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the Humboldt University, Berlin
  • Sheds light on controversial questions surrounding laser filamentation
  • Presents a powerful new approach to estimating the influence of higher-order nonlinear optical effects
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This thesis provides deep insights into currently controversial questions in laser filamentation, a highly complex phenomenon involving nonlinear optical effects and plasma physics. First, based on the concrete picture of a femtosecond laser beam which self-pinches its radial intensity distribution, the thesis delivers a novel explanation for the remarkable and previously unexplained phenomenon of pulse self-compression in filaments. Moreover, the work addresses the impact of a non-adiabatic change of both nonlinearity and dispersion on such an intense femtosecond pulse transiting from a gaseous dielectric material to a solid one. Finally, and probably most importantly, the author presents a simple and highly practical theoretical approach for quantitatively estimating the influence of higher-order nonlinear optical effects in optics. These results shed new light on recent experimental observations, which are still hotly debated and may completely change our understanding of filamentation, causing a paradigm change concerning the role of higher-order nonlinearities in optics.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brée, Dr. Carsten

    Pages 1-5

  • Theoretical Foundations of Femtosecond Filamentation

    Brée, Dr. Carsten

    Pages 7-33

  • Pulse Self-Compression in Femtosecond Filaments

    Brée, Dr. Carsten

    Pages 35-77

  • Saturation and Inversion of the All-Optical Kerr Effect

    Brée, Dr. Carsten

    Pages 79-109

  • Conclusions

    Brée, Dr. Carsten

    Pages 111-114

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30929-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44358-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Optics in the Filamentation Regime
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30930-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30930-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30929-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44358-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 128
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