Full vectorial, ultrashort unidirectional pulse propagators

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Abstract

Rapid progress in recent years in the development of high power ultrashort pulse laser systems has opened up a whole new vista of applications and computational challenges. Amongst those applications that are most challenging from a computational point of view are those involving explosive critical self-focusing with concomitant explosive growth in the generated light spectrum. Moreover, new experimental developments in the field of extreme nonlinear optics will require more rigorous propagation models beyond those existing in the current literature. Specific applications areas chosen for illustration in this paper include atmospheric light string propagation and nonlinear self-trapping in condensed media. These examples exhibit rather different aspects of intense femtosecond pulse propagation and demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of the unidirectional Maxwell propagator. A novel aspect of our approach is that the pulse propagator is designed to faithfully capture the light-material interaction over the broad spectral landscape of relevance to the interaction. Moreover the model provides a seamless and physically self-consistent means of deriving the many ultrashort pulse propagation equations presented in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsD.H. Titterton, S.M. Kirkpatrick, R. Stoian, R. Appleby, J.M. Chamberlain, K.A. Krapels
Volume5989
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventTechnologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 28 2005

Other

OtherTechnologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
CountryBelgium
CityBruges
Period9/26/059/28/05

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Ultrashort pulses
propagation
pulses
Ultrafast lasers
Nonlinear optics
High power lasers
self focusing
nonlinear optics
flexibility
strings
trapping
interactions
lasers

Keywords

  • Critical self-focusing
  • Maxwell's equations
  • Plasma generation
  • Ultrashort pulses
  • White light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Moloney, J. V., & Kolesik, M. (2005). Full vectorial, ultrashort unidirectional pulse propagators. In D. H. Titterton, S. M. Kirkpatrick, R. Stoian, R. Appleby, J. M. Chamberlain, & K. A. Krapels (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5989). [59890Q] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.630189

Full vectorial, ultrashort unidirectional pulse propagators. / Moloney, Jerome V; Kolesik, Miroslav.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / D.H. Titterton; S.M. Kirkpatrick; R. Stoian; R. Appleby; J.M. Chamberlain; K.A. Krapels. Vol. 5989 2005. 59890Q.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Moloney, JV & Kolesik, M 2005, Full vectorial, ultrashort unidirectional pulse propagators. in DH Titterton, SM Kirkpatrick, R Stoian, R Appleby, JM Chamberlain & KA Krapels (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5989, 59890Q, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, Bruges, Belgium, 9/26/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.630189
Moloney JV, Kolesik M. Full vectorial, ultrashort unidirectional pulse propagators. In Titterton DH, Kirkpatrick SM, Stoian R, Appleby R, Chamberlain JM, Krapels KA, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5989. 2005. 59890Q https://doi.org/10.1117/12.630189
Moloney, Jerome V ; Kolesik, Miroslav. / Full vectorial, ultrashort unidirectional pulse propagators. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / D.H. Titterton ; S.M. Kirkpatrick ; R. Stoian ; R. Appleby ; J.M. Chamberlain ; K.A. Krapels. Vol. 5989 2005.
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