Ultrafast light-matter coupling in condensed and gaseous nonlinear media

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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 publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9186
ISBN (Print)9781628412130
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2014Aug 20 2014

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kolesik, M., Brown, J. M., Schuh, K., Koch, S. W., & Moloney, J. V. (2014). Ultrafast light-matter coupling in condensed and gaseous nonlinear media. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9186). [91860G] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064270