Abstract

We show theoretically and experimentally that with ultrashort pulses much longer than a single optical cycle, the effects of self-steepening and space–time focusing are important for describing the nonlinear dynamics of self-focusing. Asymmetric temporal splitting of the pulse envelope is observed in which the relative magnitudes of the peaks are reversed as the input power is increased.

© 1998 Optical Society ofAmerica

PDF Article

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

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