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Optical rogue wave statistics in laser filamentation

Published inOptics express, vol. 17, no. 14, p. 12070-12075
Publication date2009

We experimentally observed optical rogue wave statistics during high power femtosecond pulse filamentation in air. We characterized wavelength-dependent intensity fluctuations across 300 nm broadband filament spectra generated by pulses with several times the critical power for filamentation. We show how the statistics vary from a near-Gaussian distribution in the vicinity of the pump to a long tailed “L-shaped” distribution at the short wavelength and long wavelength edges. The results are interpreted in terms of pump noise transfer via self-phase modulation.

  • Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
  • Pulse propagation and solitons
  • Self-action effects
  • Ultrafast nonlinear optics
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KASPARIAN, Jérôme et al. Optical rogue wave statistics in laser filamentation. In: Optics express, 2009, vol. 17, n° 14, p. 12070–12075. doi: 10.1364/OE.17.012070
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ISSN of the journal1094-4087

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