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Title: Femtosecond Optical Vortices in Air

Abstract

We examine the robustness of ultrashort optical vortices propagating freely in the atmosphere. We first approximate the stability regions of femtosecond spinning pulses as a function of their topological charge. Next, we numerically demonstrate that atmospheric optical vortices are capable of conveying high power levels in air over hundreds of meters before they break up into filaments.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Departement de Physique Theorique et Appliquee, CEA/DAM Ile de France, B.P. 12, 91680 Bruyeres-le-Chatel (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20699534
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 19; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.193901; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AIR; KERR EFFECT; STABILITY; TOPOLOGY; VORTICES

Citation Formats

Vincotte, Antoine, and Berge, Luc. Femtosecond Optical Vortices in Air. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.193901.
Vincotte, Antoine, & Berge, Luc. Femtosecond Optical Vortices in Air. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.193901.
Vincotte, Antoine, and Berge, Luc. Fri . "Femtosecond Optical Vortices in Air". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.193901.
@article{osti_20699534,
title = {Femtosecond Optical Vortices in Air},
author = {Vincotte, Antoine and Berge, Luc},
abstractNote = {We examine the robustness of ultrashort optical vortices propagating freely in the atmosphere. We first approximate the stability regions of femtosecond spinning pulses as a function of their topological charge. Next, we numerically demonstrate that atmospheric optical vortices are capable of conveying high power levels in air over hundreds of meters before they break up into filaments.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.193901},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 19,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Nov 04 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Fri Nov 04 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}