Theory and simulation of ultrafast intense pulse propagation in extended media

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The theory of femtosecond pulse propagation in dispersive nonlinear media is reviewed with emphasis on modeling light-matter interactions in femtosecond optical filaments. Discussion of the principles underlying the pulse propagation models is followed by the description of the standard light-medium interaction model utilized in the ultrafast nonlinear optics, and open problems are identified across the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6145139
Pages (from-to)494-506
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Femtosecond filamentation
  • nonlinear optics
  • ultrafast optics
  • wave propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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