Nonlinear localization of high energy long wave laser pulses in fully correlated 3D turbulence

Miroslav Kolesik, Paris Panagiotopoulos, Jerome V. Moloney

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Abstract

We study the interplay between three-dimensional (3D) fully correlated optical turbulence and nonlinearity in time and 3D space resolved long-wavelength infrared pulsed beam propagation. Here the average self-trapped beam waist exceeds the inner scale in contrast to near-infrared filaments, and we find that their nonlinear self-channeling remains robust even in the presence of strong turbulence. More surprisingly, our simulation results invite a conjecture that in regimes where diffraction and nonlinearity are roughly balanced, turbulence can result in a tighter localization of the nonlinear beam core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1782-1785
Number of pages4
JournalOptics letters
Volume47
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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