Self-focusing dynamics of ultraintense accelerating Airy waveforms in water

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Abstract

We report experiments and numerical simulations on the self-focusing and filamentation of ultraintense femtosecond Airy waveforms in water. The accelerating property of Airy waveforms results in the generation of distinct features in the angularly resolved spectra of forward-propagating supercontinuum emission. Fitting these features with appropriate phase-matching conditions allows for the quantification of the propagation history of the waveforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043842
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2012

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