Spatio-temporal Optical Vortices

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Keller 3-180
Howard Milchberg (University of Maryland)
I will discuss how spatio-temporal optical vortex (STOV) formation and propagation is a universal and governing feature of self-focusing collapse and filamentation. In particular, experiments and simulations will be presented illustrating the essential role of STOVs in femtosecond filamentation in gases and in relativistic filamentation in plasmas.