Dr. Svetlana G. Lukishova

Self-focusing: Past and Present
Fundamentals and Prospects

Springer Series: Topics in Appl. Physics, Vol. 114, Springer NY, 2009
Editors: Robert W. Boyd, Svetlana G. Lukishova, Y. Ron Shen
605 p. 299 illus., ISBN: 978-0-387-32147-9.
Book Webpage | Selected pages on line
Preface, S.G. Lukishova, R.W. Boyd, Y.-R. Shen, pp. v - xviii view pdf

Table of Content

Part I. Self-focusing in the Past

1.Self-Focusing and Filaments of Light: Past and Present, Y. R. Shen - Univ. of California at Berkeley, USA.
2.Notes on Early Self-Focusing Papers, J. H. Marburger - Office of Science and Technology Policy, USA,  Reprint of the Elsevier review paper "Self-focusing: Theory", Progr. in Quant. Electron.
3.Optical Self-Focusing: Stationary Beams and Femtosecond Pulses, G. M. Fraiman, A. G. Litvak, V. I. Talanov, S.N. Vlasov - Inst. of Applied Physics of RAS, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia.
4.Self-Focusing of Optical Beams, R.Y. Chiao, T.K. Gustafson, P. L. Kelley - Univ. of California, Merced, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Tufts Univ., USA.
5.Multi-Focus Structure and Moving Nonlinear Foci - Adequate Model of Self-Focusing of Laser Beams, V.N. Lugovoi and A.A. Manenkov - A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Inst. of RAS, Moscow, Russia.
6.Small-Scale Self-focusing, A.J. Campillo - Naval Research Laboratory, USA.
7.Wave Collapse in Nonlinear Optics, E. A. Kuznetsov - L.D. Landau Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Moscow/Chernogolovka, Russia.
8.Beam Shaping and Suppression of Self-Focusing in High-Peak-Power Nd:Glass Laser Systems, S. Lukishova , Y. Senatsky, N. Bykovsky, A. Scheulin - Univ. of Rochester, USA, Lebedev Physical Inst., Moscow, Russia, Vavilov Optical State Inst., St-Petersburg, Russia.
9.Self-Focusing and Other Self-Action Effects in Atomic Vapors, P. Zerom and R.W. Boyd - Univ. of Rochester, USA.
10.Periodic Filamentation and Supercontinuum Interference, X. Ni and R.R. Alfano, CUNY, USA.
11.Reprints of the papers from the past: 
11.1. G.A. Askar'yan: Effects of the gradient of a strong electromagnetic beam on electrons and atoms, Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 1088-1090 (1962). First paper on self-focusing and self-trapping.
11.2. V.I. Talanov: Self-focusing of electromagnetic waves in nonlinear media, Izv. Vuzov, Radiophysica, 7, 564 -565 (1964). First-time translation from Russian.
11.3. M. Hercher: Laser-induced damage in transparent media, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 563 (1964) - only abstract of the talk. First time publication of his OSA Meeting talk - first observation of self-focusing.

Part II. Self-focusing in the Present

12.Self-Focusing and Filamentation of Femtosecond Pulses in Air and Condensed Matter: Simulations and Experiments, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, - Centre de Physique Théorique, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, LOA, ENSTA, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
13.Self-Organized Propagation of Femtosecond Laser Filamentation in Air, J. Zhang, Z. Hao, T. Xi, X. Lu, Z. Zhang, H. Yang, Z. Jin, Z. Wang, and Z. Wei - Institute of Physics, CAS, Beijing.
14.The Physics of Intense Femtosecond Laser Filamentation, S.L. Chin, W. Liu, O.G.Kosareva, V.P. Kandidov - Laval University, Moscow State University.
15.Self-focusing and Filamentation of Powerful Femtosecond Laser Pulses, V.P. Kandidov, A.E. Dormidonov O.G. Kosareva1, S.L. Chin, W. Liu - Moscow State University, Laval University.
16.Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Collapsing Ultrashort Laser Pulses, A. Gaeta - Cornell Univ., USA.
17.Some Modern Aspects of Self-Focusing Theory,  G. Fibich - Tel Aviv Univ., Israel.
18.X-Waves in Self-Focusing of Ultra-Short Pulses, C. Conti, P. di Trapani, S. Trillo, - Univ. "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy, University of Insubria at Como, Italy, Univ. of Ferrara, Italy.
19.On the Role of Conical Waves in Self-Focusing and Filamentation of Femtosecond Pulses,  E. Gaižauskas, A. Dubietis, V. Kudriašov, V. Sirutkaitis, A. Couairon, D. Facio, P. di Trapani, - Vilnius Univ., Lithuania, Centre de Physique Théorique, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, University of Insubria at Como, Italy.
20.Self-Focusing and Self-Defocusing of Femtosecond Pulses with Cascaded Quadratic Nonlinearities, F. Wise and J. Moses - Cornell University, USA.
21.Effective Parameters of High-Power Laser Femtosecond Radiation at Self- focusing in Gas and Aerosol Media, G. G. Matvienko, S.N. Bagaev, A.A. Zemlyanov, Yu.E. Geints, A.M. Kabanov, A.N. Stepanov - Inst. of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia, Inst. of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia, Inst. of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia.
22.Diffraction-Induced High-Order Modes of the (2+1)-D Non-Paraxial Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation, S. Chávez-Cerda, M.D. Itube-Castillo, J. M. Hickmann - Inst. Natl. Astrofisica, Óptica Electróonica, México, Federal Univ. of Alagoas, Brasil.
23.Self-Focusing and Solitons in Photorefractive Media, E. DelRe and M. Segev - Univ. dell'Aquila, Italy, Technion, Israel.
24.Measuring Nonlinear Refraction and Its Dispersion, E. Van Stryland and D. Hagan - CREOL, Univ. Central Florida, USA.
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