Abstract

We demonstrate from a generalized Lorenz–Mie theory that ultrashort pulses can induce superluminal excitation in microdroplets. A Čerenkov-like effect can thus be expected for sufficiently intense ultrashort pulses.

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2001 (1)

2000 (2)

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Atomization Sprays 10, 277 (2000).

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 17, 213 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

I. Golub, Opt. Lett. 15, 205 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

I. Golub, G. Erez, and R. Shuker, J. Phys. B 19, L115 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

C. H. Skinner and P. D. Kleiber, Phys. Rev. A 21, 151 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

R. R. Alfano and S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Alfano, R. R.

R. R. Alfano and S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Brun, A.

F. Salin, J. Watson, J. F. Cormier, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 306.
[CrossRef]

Cormier, J. F.

F. Salin, J. Watson, J. F. Cormier, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 306.
[CrossRef]

Erez, G.

I. Golub, G. Erez, and R. Shuker, J. Phys. B 19, L115 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Georges, P.

F. Salin, J. Watson, J. F. Cormier, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 306.
[CrossRef]

Golub, I.

I. Golub, Opt. Lett. 15, 205 (1990).
[CrossRef]

I. Golub, G. Erez, and R. Shuker, J. Phys. B 19, L115 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Gouesbet, G.

L. Mees, G. Gouesbet, and G. Gréhan, Appl. Opt. 40, 2546 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 17, 213 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Atomization Sprays 10, 277 (2000).

Gréhan, G.

L. Mees, G. Gouesbet, and G. Gréhan, Appl. Opt. 40, 2546 (2001).
[CrossRef]

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 17, 213 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Atomization Sprays 10, 277 (2000).

Kleiber, P. D.

C. H. Skinner and P. D. Kleiber, Phys. Rev. A 21, 151 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Mees, L.

Salin, F.

F. Salin, J. Watson, J. F. Cormier, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 306.
[CrossRef]

Shapiro, S. L.

R. R. Alfano and S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Shuker, R.

I. Golub, G. Erez, and R. Shuker, J. Phys. B 19, L115 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Skinner, C. H.

C. H. Skinner and P. D. Kleiber, Phys. Rev. A 21, 151 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Watson, J.

F. Salin, J. Watson, J. F. Cormier, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 306.
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Atomization Sprays (1)

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Atomization Sprays 10, 277 (2000).

J. Phys. B (1)

I. Golub, G. Erez, and R. Shuker, J. Phys. B 19, L115 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

I. Golub, Opt. Lett. 15, 205 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Part. Part. Syst. Charact. (1)

G. Gouesbet and G. Gréhan, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 17, 213 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

C. H. Skinner and P. D. Kleiber, Phys. Rev. A 21, 151 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. R. Alfano and S. L. Shapiro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. Salin, J. Watson, J. F. Cormier, P. Georges, and A. Brun, Ultrafast Phenomena VIII, Vol. 55 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993), p. 306.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Repartition of the electromagnetic field within the droplet at (a) t1=274 fs, (b) t2=286 fs, and (c) t3=300 fs.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

On-axis intensity at (a) t1=274 fs, (b) t2=286 fs, and (c) t3=300 fs. r is the distance to the center of the droplet; a is the radius of the droplet =50 μm.

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