Abstract

A plasma grating is formed by two femtosecond filaments, and the influence of probe filament on the plasma grating is shown. By using the plasma grating, the enhancement of the third harmonic (TH) generated from the probe filament is studied, and more than three orders of magnitude enhancement of TH generation is demonstrated as compared with that obtained from a single filament. The dependences of TH generation on the time delay, the spatial period of plasma grating, the relative polarization and the crossing position between the probe beam and the two pump beams are investigated. The spectral broadening of TH generated from the probe filament induced by the interaction between the probe filament and the plasma grating is also studied.

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2012 (1)

J. P. Yao, B. Zeng, W. Chu, J. L. Ni, and Y. Cheng, “Enhancement of third harmonic generation in femtosecond laser induced filamentation-comparison of results obtained with plasma and a pair of glass plates,” J. Mod. Opt. 59(3), 245–249 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (7)

M. Durand, Y. Liu, B. Forestier, A. Houard, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Experimental observation of a traveling plasma grating formed by two crossing filaments in gases,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(12), 121110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, W. X. Li, H. F. Pan, and H. P. Zeng, “Two-dimensional plasma grating by non-collinear femtosecond filament interaction in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99(15), 151105 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. P. Shi, W. X. Li, Y. D. Wang, X. Lu, L. E. Ding, and H. P. Zeng, “Generation of high-density electrons based on plasma grating induced Bragg diffraction in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 095004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. D. Wang, Y. S. Zhang, P. Chen, L. P. Shi, X. Lu, J. Wu, L. E. Ding, and H. P. Zeng, “The formation of an intense filament controlled by interference of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(11), 111103 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Matsubara, C. Becher, A. Schmehl, J. Mannhart, D. G. Schlom, and M. Fiebig, “Optical second- and third-harmonic generation on the ferromagnetic semiconductor europium oxide,” J. Appl. Phys. 109(7), 07C309 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Liu, M. Durand, A. Houard, B. Forestier, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Efficient generation of third harmonic radiation in air filaments: A revisit,” Opt. Commun. 284(19), 4706–4713 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. K. Wahlstrand and H. M. Milchberg, “Effect of a plasma grating on pump-probe experiments near the ionization threshold in gases,” Opt. Lett. 36(19), 3822–3824 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (7)

H. Cai, J. Wu, X. S. Bai, H. F. Pan, and H. P. Zeng, “Molecular-alignment-assisted high-energy supercontinuum pulse generation in air,” Opt. Lett. 35(1), 49–51 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. P. Kiran, S. Bagchi, C. L. Arnold, S. R. Krishnan, G. R. Kumar, and A. Couairon, “Filamentation without intensity clamping,” Opt. Express 18(20), 21504–21510 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, “Filamentation-induced third-harmonic generation in air via plasma-enhanced third-order susceptibility,” Phys. Rev. A 81(3), 033817 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, C. J. Hensley, L. T. Vuong, P. Hui, A. A. Ishaaya, and A. L. Gaeta, “Controlled interactions of femtosecond light filaments in air,” Phys. Rev. A 81(6), 061803 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, J. Wu, Y. Q. Tong, L. E. Ding, Z. Z. Xu, and H. P. Zeng, “Femtosecond laser pulse energy transfer induced by plasma grating due to filament interaction in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97(7), 071108 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Liu, M. Durand, S. Chen, A. Houard, B. Prade, B. Forestier, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Energy exchange between femtosecond laser filaments in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(5), 055003 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Panagiotopoulos, N. K. Efremidis, D. G. Papazoglou, A. Couairon, and S. Tzortzakis, “Tailoring the filamentation of intense femtosecond laser pulses with periodic lattices,” Phys. Rev. A 82(6), 061803 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (7)

A. C. Bernstein, M. McCormick, G. M. Dyer, J. C. Sanders, and T. Ditmire, “Two-beam coupling between filament-forming beams in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(12), 123902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. G. Kosareva, W. Liu, N. A. Panov, J. Bernhardt, Z. Ji, M. Sharifi, R. Li, Z. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Wang, J. Ju, X. Lu, Y. Jiang, Y. Leng, X. Liang, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “Can we reach very high intensity in air with femtosecond PW laser pulses?” Laser Phys. 19(8), 1776–1792 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Yang, J. Wu, Y. Peng, Y. Q. Tong, S. Yuan, L. E. Ding, Z. Z. Xu, and H. P. Zeng, “Noncollinear interaction of femtosecond filaments with enhanced third harmonic generation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(11), 111103 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Wu, H. Cai, A. Couairon, and H. P. Zeng, “Few-cycle shock X-wave generation by filamentation in prealigned molecules,” Phys. Rev. A 80(1), 013828 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, “Efficient third-harmonic generation through tailored IR femtosecond laser pulse filamentation in air,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3190–3195 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Cai, J. Wu, Y. Peng, and H. P. Zeng, “Comparison study of supercontinuum generation by molecular alignment of N2 and O2.,” Opt. Express 17(7), 5822–5828 (2009).
[PubMed]

X. Yang, J. Wu, Y. Peng, Y. Q. Tong, P. F. Lu, L. E. Ding, Z. Z. Xu, and H. P. Zeng, “Plasma waveguide array induced by filament interaction,” Opt. Lett. 34(24), 3806–3808 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and U. Keller, “Self-compression of optical laser pulses by filamentation,” New J. Phys. 10(2), 025023 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K. Hartinger and R. A. Bartels, “Enhancement of third harmonic generation by a laser-induced plasma,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(15), 151102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Wu, H. Cai, H. P. Zeng, and A. Couairon, “Femtosecond filamentation and pulse compression in the wake of molecular alignment,” Opt. Lett. 33(22), 2593–2595 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (3)

2006 (5)

2005 (2)

2004 (2)

G. Genty, M. Lehtonen, and H. Ludvigsen, “Effect of cross-phase modulation on supercontinuum generated in microstructured fibers with sub-30 fs pulses,” Opt. Express 12(19), 4614–4624 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 673–677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y. B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J. P. Wolf, and L. Woste, “White-light filaments for atmospheric analysis,” Science 301(5629), 61–64 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Yang, J. Zhang, J. Zhang, L. Z. Zhao, Y. J. Li, H. Teng, Y. T. Li, Z. H. Wang, Z. L. Chen, Z. Y. Wei, J. X. Ma, W. Yu, and Z. M. Sheng, “Third-order harmonic generation by self-guided femtosecond pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 67(1), 015401–015404 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

N. Akozbek, A. Iwasaki, A. Becker, M. Scalora, S. L. Chin, and C. M. Bowden, “Third-harmonic generation and self-channeling in air using high-power femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(14), 143901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

T. Y. F. Tsang, “Optical third-harmonic generation at interfaces,” Phys. Rev. A 52(5), 4116–4125 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

Abdollahpour, D.

S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, “Filamentation-induced third-harmonic generation in air via plasma-enhanced third-order susceptibility,” Phys. Rev. A 81(3), 033817 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, “Efficient third-harmonic generation through tailored IR femtosecond laser pulse filamentation in air,” Opt. Express 17(5), 3190–3195 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Akozbek, N.

N. Akozbek, A. Iwasaki, A. Becker, M. Scalora, S. L. Chin, and C. M. Bowden, “Third-harmonic generation and self-channeling in air using high-power femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(14), 143901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andre, Y. B.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y. B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J. P. Wolf, and L. Woste, “White-light filaments for atmospheric analysis,” Science 301(5629), 61–64 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arnold, C. L.

Baba, M.

Bagchi, S.

Bai, X. S.

Bartels, R. A.

K. Hartinger and R. A. Bartels, “Enhancement of third harmonic generation by a laser-induced plasma,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(15), 151102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Becher, C.

M. Matsubara, C. Becher, A. Schmehl, J. Mannhart, D. G. Schlom, and M. Fiebig, “Optical second- and third-harmonic generation on the ferromagnetic semiconductor europium oxide,” J. Appl. Phys. 109(7), 07C309 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Becker, A.

N. Akozbek, A. Iwasaki, A. Becker, M. Scalora, S. L. Chin, and C. M. Bowden, “Third-harmonic generation and self-channeling in air using high-power femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(14), 143901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bernhardt, J.

O. G. Kosareva, W. Liu, N. A. Panov, J. Bernhardt, Z. Ji, M. Sharifi, R. Li, Z. Xu, J. Liu, Z. Wang, J. Ju, X. Lu, Y. Jiang, Y. Leng, X. Liang, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “Can we reach very high intensity in air with femtosecond PW laser pulses?” Laser Phys. 19(8), 1776–1792 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bernstein, A. C.

A. C. Bernstein, M. McCormick, G. M. Dyer, J. C. Sanders, and T. Ditmire, “Two-beam coupling between filament-forming beams in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(12), 123902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biegert, J.

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, U. Keller, A. Couairon, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Spatio-temporal characterization of few-cycle pulses obtained by filamentation,” Opt. Express 15(9), 5394–5404 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon, J. Biegert, C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, U. Keller, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Self-compression of ultra-short laser pulses down to one optical cycle by filamentation,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 75–85 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Pulse self-compression to the single-cycle limit by filamentation in a gas with a pressure gradient,” Opt. Lett. 30(19), 2657–2659 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Hauri, W. Kornelis, F. W. Helbing, A. Heinrich, A. Couairon, A. Mysyrowicz, J. Biegert, and U. Keller, “Generation of intense, carrier-envelope phase-locked few-cycle laser pulses through filamentation,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 673–677 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bourayou, R.

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Mejean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y. B. Andre, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J. P. Wolf, and L. Woste, “White-light filaments for atmospheric analysis,” Science 301(5629), 61–64 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bowden, C. M.

N. Akozbek, A. Iwasaki, A. Becker, M. Scalora, S. L. Chin, and C. M. Bowden, “Third-harmonic generation and self-channeling in air using high-power femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(14), 143901 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cai, H.

Chen, P.

Y. D. Wang, Y. S. Zhang, P. Chen, L. P. Shi, X. Lu, J. Wu, L. E. Ding, and H. P. Zeng, “The formation of an intense filament controlled by interference of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(11), 111103 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, S.

Y. Liu, M. Durand, S. Chen, A. Houard, B. Prade, B. Forestier, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Energy exchange between femtosecond laser filaments in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(5), 055003 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Z. L.

H. Yang, J. Zhang, J. Zhang, L. Z. Zhao, Y. J. Li, H. Teng, Y. T. Li, Z. H. Wang, Z. L. Chen, Z. Y. Wei, J. X. Ma, W. Yu, and Z. M. Sheng, “Third-order harmonic generation by self-guided femtosecond pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 67(1), 015401–015404 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cheng, Y.

J. P. Yao, B. Zeng, W. Chu, J. L. Ni, and Y. Cheng, “Enhancement of third harmonic generation in femtosecond laser induced filamentation-comparison of results obtained with plasma and a pair of glass plates,” J. Mod. Opt. 59(3), 245–249 (2012).
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L. P. Shi, W. X. Li, Y. D. Wang, X. Lu, L. E. Ding, and H. P. Zeng, “Generation of high-density electrons based on plasma grating induced Bragg diffraction in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107(9), 095004 (2011).
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M. Durand, Y. Liu, B. Forestier, A. Houard, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Experimental observation of a traveling plasma grating formed by two crossing filaments in gases,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(12), 121110 (2011).
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Mysyrowicz, A.

M. Durand, Y. Liu, B. Forestier, A. Houard, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Experimental observation of a traveling plasma grating formed by two crossing filaments in gases,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(12), 121110 (2011).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup for detecting TH spectra generated from probe filament, and the plasma fluorescence distributions. Here: BS1, BS2, beamsplitters; L1, L2, L3, L4, focused lenses; M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M11, 800 nm high reflective mirrors; M12, M13, 266 nm high reflective mirrors; C1, Al coated curve mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The fluorescence distributions with different conditions. (a), (b), and (c) are the results measured without the probe filament, with the probe filament with θ set to be 3.5° and quasi-vertical, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The TH spectra generated from probe filament without pump beam, with a single pump beam, and with two pump beams (plasma grating). (a) and (b) are the experimental results measured with θ set to be 3.5° and quasi-vertical, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The dependences of (a) TH enhancement factor on the time delay τ d (black solid line, red dash line, and blue dot line denote the results generated from the probe filament interacting with the plasma grating with co-polarization and cross-polarization, and a co-polarized pump filament, respectively), and (b) normalized TH intensity on the relative polarization (black circles, and red triangles denote the results obtained by turning the polarization of probe filament, respectively) measured with θ set to 3.5°.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The dependences of (a) TH enhancement factor on the time delay τ d (black solid line, and red dash line denote the results measured from the probe filament interacting with the plasma grating with co-polarization, and cross-polarization.) and (b) normalized TH intensity on the relative polarization measured with θ set to be quasi-vertical.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The dependence of normalized TH intensity on spatial period of plasma grating with θ set to 3.5°, and (b)-(f) are the fluorescence distributions of plasma grating corresponding to the data dots shown above.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

The dependence of normalized TH intensity on crossing position on the plasma grating measured with θ set to be quasi-vertical.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

The measured TH spectra generated from the probe filament. Black solid line, red dash line, and blue dot line denote the results obtained from a single probe filament, and the probe filament interacting with the plasma grating with θ set to be 3.5° and quasi-vertical, respectively.

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