Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 477–483 | Cite as

Filamentation nonlinear optics

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Abstract

A filamenting femtosecond laser pulse self-stabilizes the intensity fluctuation inside the filament core due to intensity clamping and generates an excellent spatial beam quality inside the core due to self-spatial filtering. The high quality of the core can be sampled by nonlinear processes. A few experimental examples are shown: self-phase modulation, four-wave mixing, third-harmonic generation and waveguide writing in glass.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics and Center for Optics, Photonics and Laser (COPL)Laval UniversityQuebec CityCanada

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