Author(s): Dubietis A, Gaizauskas E, Tamosauskas G, Di Trapani P
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Abstract The propagation of intense 200 fs pulses in water reveals light filaments not sustained by static balance between Kerr-induced self-focusing and plasma-induced defocusing. Numerical calculations outline the occurrence of a possible scenario where filaments appear because of spontaneous reshaping of the Gaussian input beam into a conical wave, driven by the requirement of maximum localization, maximum stationarity, and minimum nonlinear losses.
This article was published in Phys Rev Lett
and referenced in Journal of Lasers, Optics & Photonics