Extreme Nonlinear Optics of High Intensity Laser Pulse Filamentation in Gases
Technical Report,01 Feb 2015,31 Jan 2016
University of Maryland College Park United States
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Main 2015-2016 accomplishments high sensitivity measurements of air absorption of energy from femtosecond filaments. Published absolute measurements of electronic, vibrational, and rotational nonlinear response in H2 and D2. Published first measurement of nonlinear index in the mid-IR low wavelength end. Published acceleration of electrons to 10 MeV energy using record low laser pulse energies. Published discovery of spatio-temporal optical vortices. Submitted.