Approximate analytic expression are given for the limitation due to backward stimulated light scattering on the diameter of filaments in self-focusing liquids. The calculation is carried out for both -switched and picosecond laser pulses. The effect of transient gain is considered. Raman scattering is found to be the dominant stimulated process. The results are compared with available experimental data.
- Received 8 January 1973
- Published in the issue dated July 1973
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