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

Kazansky P. G. , Shimotsuma Y., Sakakura M., Beresna M., Gecevicius M., Svirko Y., ...Daha Fazla

OPTICS EXPRESS, cilt.19, sa.21, ss.20657-20664, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1364/oe.19.020657
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.20657-20664


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. (C)2011 Optical Society of America