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Photosensitivity control of an isotropic medium through polarization of light pulses with tilted intensity front

Photosensitivity control of an isotropic medium through polarization of light pulses with tilted intensity front
Photosensitivity control of an isotropic medium through polarization of light pulses with tilted intensity front
We present the first experimental evidence of anisotropic photosensitivity of an isotropic homogeneous medium under uniform illumination. Our experiments reveal fundamentally new type of light induced anisotropy originated from the hidden asymmetry of pulsed light beam with a finite tilt of intensity front. We anticipate that the observed phenomenon, which enables employing mutual orientation of a light polarization plane and pulse front tilt to control interaction of matter with ultrashort light pulses, will open new opportunities in material processing.
1094-4087
20657-20664
Kazansky, Peter G.
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Shimotsuma, Yasuhiko
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Kazansky, Peter G., Shimotsuma, Yasuhiko, Sakakura, Masaaki, Beresna, Martynas, Gecevičius, Mindaugas, Svirko, Yuri, Aktürk, Selcuk, Qiu, Jiarong, Miura, Kiyotaka and Hirao, Kazuyuki (2011) Photosensitivity control of an isotropic medium through polarization of light pulses with tilted intensity front. Optics Express, 19 (21), 20657-20664. (doi:10.1364/OE.19.020657).

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We present the first experimental evidence of anisotropic photosensitivity of an isotropic homogeneous medium under uniform illumination. Our experiments reveal fundamentally new type of light induced anisotropy originated from the hidden asymmetry of pulsed light beam with a finite tilt of intensity front. We anticipate that the observed phenomenon, which enables employing mutual orientation of a light polarization plane and pulse front tilt to control interaction of matter with ultrashort light pulses, will open new opportunities in material processing.

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Published date: 3 October 2011
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 334030
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/334030
ISSN: 1094-4087
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Date deposited: 07 Mar 2012 11:37
Last modified: 28 Oct 2019 21:18

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Author: Yasuhiko Shimotsuma
Author: Masaaki Sakakura
Author: Mindaugas Gecevičius
Author: Yuri Svirko
Author: Selcuk Aktürk
Author: Jiarong Qiu
Author: Kiyotaka Miura
Author: Kazuyuki Hirao

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