Abstract

By means of a quantitative shadowgraphic method, we performed a space–time characterization of the refractive index variation and transient absorption induced by a light–plasma filament generated by a 120fs laser pulse in water. The formation and evolution of the plasma channel in the proximity of the nonlinear focus were observed with a 23fs time resolution.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. NOPA, noncollinear optical parametric amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) and (b) Refractive index map of the filament taken at two different times and showing the formation of the plasma channel. Horizontal scale: propagation axis ranging from 9.41 mm (left) to 9.68 mm (right) from the input window. (c) Refractive index map obtained by numerical simulation of the experiment.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorption measurements of the filament at 560 nm as a function of (a) position for a given probing time and (b) time at position z = 9.52 mm . Error bars: 95% confidence.

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