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Physical Review Letters
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Direct observation of the orientational kerr effect in the self-focusing of picosecond pulses

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Abstract

Direct measurements of the relaxation time of the birefringence within the self-focusing region of mode-locked laser pulses in several anisotropic liquids establish the importance of the orientational Kerr effect in the picosecond time regime. This result leads to some speculation as to the origin of the high degree of symmetry in the phase-modulated filament spectra observed with picosecond pulses. © 1972 The American Physical Society.

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26 Jun 1972

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Physical Review Letters

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