Abstract

Nonlinear dynamics of femtosecond filamentation with accelerating parabolic beams are numerically investigated for the first time. The parabolic trajectory of filaments can be formed in the main lobes. For a zero-order accelerating parabolic beam which contains one wing of sidelobes, the accelerating characteristics of filaments are similar to that of the Airy beam. When it comes to the first-order accelerating parabolic beam which consists of two wings of sidelobes with a certain angle between each other, the accelerating action takes place after two main lobes blend together and it can be more obvious with the increase of initial peak intensity. Multiple filaments (MFs) which are formed in the first-order accelerating parabolic beam can benefit the accelerating action of filaments and enhance the length of the parabolic trajectory. In addition, MFs also raise the possibility for pulse splitting of the main lobe in the temporal domain.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Dynamical deformed Airy beams with arbitrary angles between two wings

Yi Liang, Yi Hu, Zhuoyi Ye, Daohong Song, Cibo Lou, Xinzheng Zhang, Jingjun Xu, Roberto Morandotti, and Zhigang Chen
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31(7) 1468-1472 (2014)

Production of accelerating quad Airy beams and their optical characteristics

Zhijun Ren, Qiong Wu, Yile Shi, Chen Chen, Jiangmiao Wu, and Hui Wang
Opt. Express 22(12) 15154-15164 (2014)

Spatial evolution of multiple filaments in air induced by femtosecond laser pulses

Zuo-Qiang Hao, Jie Zhang, Xin Lu, Ting-Ting Xi, Yu-Tong Li, Xiao-Hui Yuan, Zhi-Yuan Zheng, Zhao-Hua Wang, Wei-Jun Ling, and Zhi-Yi Wei
Opt. Express 14(2) 773-778 (2006)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription