Laser pulse propagation in relativistically time-dependent media

Daniele Franco Angelo Faccio, Elenora Rubino, A. Couairon, F. Belgiorno, F. Dalla Piazza, S. L. Cacciatori

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Abstract

Nonlinear optics and, in general, the interaction of light with matter is usually studied in the context of a stationary medium that does not change in time or changes slowly on the time scale of the optical frequency cycle. However, there are a number of interesting effects that arise when the medium is allowed to change at very rapid rates. We first discuss the recent experimental discovery of a new kind of resonant radiation emission from laser pulse shock fronts and consider its main features in terms of a possible route to investigate light scattering from a relativistically moving scatterer. As a second example we consider the case of a periodically changing medium: such a situation bears a close resemblance to the dynamical Casimir effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVII
EditorsMarkus Betz, Abdulhakem Y Elezzabi, Jin-Joo Song, Kong-Thon Tsen
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages13
Volume8623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVII - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 3 Feb 20136 Feb 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
Volume8623
ISSN (Print)1996-756X
ISSN (Electronic)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceUltrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period3/02/136/02/13

Keywords

  • Nonlinear optics
  • solitons
  • quantum optics
  • OPTICAL-FIBERS
  • RADIATION
  • ANALOG
  • FILAMENTATION
  • GENERATION
  • BOUNDARY
  • GRAVITY
  • PLASMA
  • CAVITY
  • LIGHT

Cite this

Faccio, D. F. A., Rubino, E., Couairon, A., Belgiorno, F., Dalla Piazza, F., & Cacciatori, S. L. (2013). Laser pulse propagation in relativistically time-dependent media. In M. Betz, A. Y. Elezzabi, J-J. Song, & K-T. Tsen (Eds.), Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XVII (Vol. 8623). [862319] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8623). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2006536