Chapter 6. Filamentation versus Optical Breakdown in Bulk Transparent Media

  1. Hiroaki Misawa and
  2. Saulius Juodkazis
  1. Eugenijus Gaiz̆auskas

Published Online: 29 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/352760846X.ch6

3D Laser Microfabrication: Principles and Applications

3D Laser Microfabrication: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Gaiz̆auskas, E. (2006) Filamentation versus Optical Breakdown in Bulk Transparent Media, in 3D Laser Microfabrication: Principles and Applications (eds H. Misawa and S. Juodkazis), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760846X.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, North 21 – West 10, CRIS Bldg., Sapporo 001-0021, Japan

Author Information

  1. Laser Research Center, Department of Quantum Electronics, University of Vilnius, Sauletekio al.9, 10222 Vilnius, Lithuania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310555

Online ISBN: 9783527608461

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Keywords:

  • filamentation;
  • optical breakdown;
  • transparent media;
  • conical waves;
  • short-pulse splitting;
  • self-channeling;
  • capillary waveguide

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Conical Waves: Tilted Pulses, Bessel Beams and X-type Waves

  • Dynamics of Short-pulse Splitting in Nonlinear Media with Normal Dispersion: Effects of Nonlinear Losses

  • On the Physics of Self-channeling: Beam Reconstruction from Conial Waves

  • Multi-filaments and Multi-focuses

    • Multiple Flamentation in Bulk Transparent Media

    • Capillary Waveguide from Femtosecond Filamentation

  • Filamentation Induced by Conical Wavepacket

  • Conclusion