Ultrafast light-matter coupling in condensed and gaseous nonlinear media

M. Kolesik, J. M. Brown, K. Schuh, S. W. Koch, J. V. Moloney

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Abstract

After a brief historical review, we describe recent research in the study of tera-Watt class femtosecond lasers propagating in air and condensed media. Here critical self-focusing of the light field reflects the presence of a famous singularity (blow-up in finite time) in the governing Nonlinear Schrö dinger equation (NLS) - this contribution deals with moving into a regime where NLSE fails and more exact optical carrier resolved pulse propagators need to be developed and secondly, addresses the failure of well-established phenomenological nonlinear optical susceptibilities and their replacement by more fundamental quantum models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
EditorsJohn E. Greivenkamp, Eustace L. Dereniak, Harrison H. Barrett
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412130
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9186
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

Other50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/19/148/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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