Application of space-time structured light to controlled high-intensity laser matter interactions in point and line target geometries
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With ultrashort laser pulses, nonlinear effects can be observed with low energy in each pulse. The broad bandwidth that makes it possible to produce a short pulse also introduces new degrees of freedom for manipulating the beam. The different frequency components that make up the bandwidth can be thought of as individual Gaussian beamlets that travel at different directions through optical elements due to dispersion or spatial chirp. These distortions are usually minimized in laser alignments yet manipulation of the of the Gaussian beamlets can be useful in axial localization and pulse front ...