Polarization instability of femtosecond pulse-splitting in normally dispersive self-focusing media

J. Schjodt-Eriksen, J. V. Moloney, E. M. Wright, M. Kolesik

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Abstract

In this study, it was demonstrated that the polarization state of the input can have a large effect on the collapse of ultrashort pulses and the arrest of the collapse via pulse splitting. Linearly polarized input pulses were found to exhibit a polarization instability in which the energies in each polarization tend to equalize, whereas circularly polarized inputs are relatively stable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages145-146
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 7 2000May 12 2000

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OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period5/7/005/12/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Schjodt-Eriksen, J., Moloney, J. V., Wright, E. M., & Kolesik, M. (2000). Polarization instability of femtosecond pulse-splitting in normally dispersive self-focusing media. 145-146. Paper presented at Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2000), San Francisco, CA, USA, .