Abstract

We present the application of time-resolved off-axis digital holography for the investigation of refractive index/transmission properties of laser-induced plasma filaments in water. Time evolution of both amplitude- and phase-contrast images of the self-focused beam in water was characterized with temporal resolution better than 50fs. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt to characterize the propagation of femtosecond laser pulse in nonlinear media using off-axis digital holography.

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D. Faccio, A. Matijosius, A. Dubietis, R. Piskarskas, A. Varanavicius, E. Gaizauskas, A. Piskarskas, A. Couairon, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. E 72, 37601 (2005).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of ultrafast digital holography: P, polarizer; λ 2 , half-wave plate; M, mirror; BS, beam splitter; R, delay line; L1 and L2, lenses; S, water cell; CCD, digital camera; FS, dispersive element.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Data to characterize the setup: (a) spectrum of NOPA pulse, (b) digital hologram.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a)–(d) Phase contrast and (e)–(h) amplitude contrast images for various time delays.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Lineout of phase image: (a) parallel and (b) perpendicular to the propagation of the pump pulse.

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