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dc.contributor.authorVuong, Luat
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-23T13:03:17Z
dc.date.available2008-09-23T13:03:17Z
dc.date.issued2008-09-23T13:03:17Z
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 6563847
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/11397
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents investigations of nonlinear light propagation dynamics in isotropic self-focusing materials. The first half of this thesis is devoted to studying the transverse spatial dynamics of optical vortices, donut-shaped beams with helical phase fronts. The second half of this thesis describes the spatiotemporal dynamics of sequential plasma filaments that are formed by high-peak power laser pulses. The objective of these studies is to identify novel behavior, to predict nonlinear trends, and to achieve a new understanding of the physical processes that govern the dynamics of high-power beams and pulses.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectself-focusing nonlinear dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectfilamentationen_US
dc.subjectoptical phase vorticesen_US
dc.subjectangular momentum of lighten_US
dc.titleCollapse of Optical Vortices and Sequential Filamentationen_US
dc.typedissertation or thesisen_US


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