Abstract

We report experimental evidence of self-guided propagation of femtosecond laser pulses in water. A light filament induced by 170-fs, 527-nm pulses has a diameter of 60 µm (at the 1/e2 level) and persists over a distance of 20 mm. The filamentary mode is sustained over a wide range of input power, and the energy excess is converted into conical emission. In the time domain, the pulse trapped in a filamentary mode experiences a number of splittings occurring in the early stage of filament formation.

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A. Dubietis, G. Tamošauskas, I. Diomin, and A. Varanavičius, "Self-guided propagation of femtosecond light pulses in water: erratum," Opt. Lett. 29, 519-519 (2004)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-29-5-519

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