Some Fundamental Concepts of Femtosecond Laser FilamentationS. L. Chin
Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers & Department of Physics,
Engineering Physics and Optics, Laval University, Quebec City, Qc G1K 7P4, Canada
The fundamental physical concepts underlying filamentation are discussed. These include sliceby- slice self-focusing, intensity clamping, back ground reservoir and self-compression of the pulse during propagation.