Polarization dynamics of femtosecond pulses propagating in air

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Abstract

The femtosecond pulses with modest peak powers that retain their initial radial transverse symmetry was studied. The initial polarization of the pulse varied and the polarization state was recorded along the propagation path. The results indicated that tight correlation between the evolution of the pulse wave form along the propagation distance and certain global polarization state could provide yet another tool to extract information on dynamics of pulses and opportunity to correlate experiment and theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466071-466078
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume64
Issue number4 II
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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