Abstract

We numerically demonstrate that femtosecond filamentation in a molecular gas can be controlled in the wake of molecular alignment following impulsive rotational Raman excitation with a weak pump pulse. The succeeding filamentation dynamics of the collinearly propagating probe pulse is significantly influenced by the spatiotemporally modulated refractive index at the revivals of molecular alignment. The length of the filament generated by the probe pulse can be efficiently increased to obtain an ultrabroad spectrum and a few-cycle pulse via self-compression by tuning its delay to match the molecular alignment revivals.

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[CrossRef]

A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and U. Keller, New J. Phys. 10, 025023 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (4)

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 5394 (2007).
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2006 (1)

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2004 (2)

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2003 (5)

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[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997 (2)

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Akturk, S.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Amico, C. D.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Benedetti, E.

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. Gasilov, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biegert, J.

Bjerre, N.

J. J. Larsen, K. Hald, N. Bjerre, H. Stapelfeldt, and T. Seideman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2470 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bourayou, R.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, R.

R. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic, 2003).

Calegari, F.

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. Gasilov, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chakraborty, H. S.

Chen, Y.-H.

S. Varma, Y.-H. Chen, and H.-M. Milchberg, “Trapping and destruction of long-range high-intensity optical filaments by molecular quantum wakes in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Chin, S. L.

S. L. Chin, F. Théberge, and W. Liu, Appl. Phys. B 86, 477 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Corkum, P. B.

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, H. Niikura, H. Pépin, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and D. Villeneuve, Nature 432, 867 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. V. Litvinyuk, K. F. Lee, P. W. Dooley, D. M. Rayner, D. M. Villeneuve, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 233003 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Couairon, A.

A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and U. Keller, New J. Phys. 10, 025023 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 5394 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. S. Chakraborty, M. B. Gaarde, and A. Couairon, Opt. Lett. 31, 3662 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon, Appl. Phys. B 76, 789 (2003).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. Gasilov, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dooley, P. W.

I. V. Litvinyuk, K. F. Lee, P. W. Dooley, D. M. Rayner, D. M. Villeneuve, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 233003 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eislöffel, J.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 5394 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Franco, M. A.

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

E. T. J. Nibbering, G. Grillon, M. A. Franco, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 650 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gaarde, M. B.

Gallmann, L.

Gasilov, S.

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. Gasilov, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Golubtsov, I. S.

I. S. Golubtsov, V. P. Kandidov, and O. G. Kosareva, Quantum Electron. 33, 525 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Grillon, G.

E. T. J. Nibbering, G. Grillon, M. A. Franco, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 650 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Guandalini, A.

Guo, C.

J. Wu, H. Zeng, and C. Guo, Phys. Rev. A 75, 043402 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hald, K.

J. J. Larsen, K. Hald, N. Bjerre, H. Stapelfeldt, and T. Seideman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2470 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hatzes, A. P.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Holler, M.

Houard, A.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Itatani, J.

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, H. Niikura, H. Pépin, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and D. Villeneuve, Nature 432, 867 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kanai, T.

T. Kanai, S. Minemoto, and H. Sakai, Nature 435, 470 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kandidov, V. P.

I. S. Golubtsov, V. P. Kandidov, and O. G. Kosareva, Quantum Electron. 33, 525 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kasparian, J.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kieffer, J.

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, H. Niikura, H. Pépin, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and D. Villeneuve, Nature 432, 867 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kosareva, O. G.

I. S. Golubtsov, V. P. Kandidov, and O. G. Kosareva, Quantum Electron. 33, 525 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lange, R.

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Larsen, J. J.

J. J. Larsen, K. Hald, N. Bjerre, H. Stapelfeldt, and T. Seideman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2470 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laux, U.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Le Bloas, J.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lee, K. F.

I. V. Litvinyuk, K. F. Lee, P. W. Dooley, D. M. Rayner, D. M. Villeneuve, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 233003 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lehmann, H.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Levesque, J.

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, H. Niikura, H. Pépin, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and D. Villeneuve, Nature 432, 867 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Litvinyuk, I. V.

I. V. Litvinyuk, K. F. Lee, P. W. Dooley, D. M. Rayner, D. M. Villeneuve, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 233003 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, W.

S. L. Chin, F. Théberge, and W. Liu, Appl. Phys. B 86, 477 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Marburger, J.

J. Marburger, Prog. Quantum Electron. 4, 35 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Méjean, G.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Milchberg, H.-M.

S. Varma, Y.-H. Chen, and H.-M. Milchberg, “Trapping and destruction of long-range high-intensity optical filaments by molecular quantum wakes in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to be published).

Minemoto, S.

T. Kanai, S. Minemoto, and H. Sakai, Nature 435, 470 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mysyrowicz, A.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and U. Keller, New J. Phys. 10, 025023 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Zaïr, A. Guandalini, F. Schapper, M. Holler, J. Biegert, L. Gallmann, A. Couairon, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and U. Keller, Opt. Express 15, 5394 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. T. J. Nibbering, G. Grillon, M. A. Franco, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 650 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nibbering, E. T. J.

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

E. T. J. Nibbering, G. Grillon, M. A. Franco, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 650 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Niikura, H.

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, H. Niikura, H. Pépin, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and D. Villeneuve, Nature 432, 867 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nisoli, M.

F. Calegari, C. Vozzi, S. Gasilov, E. Benedetti, G. Sansone, M. Nisoli, S. De Silvestri, and S. Stagira, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pépin, H.

J. Itatani, J. Levesque, D. Zeidler, H. Niikura, H. Pépin, J. Kieffer, P. B. Corkum, and D. Villeneuve, Nature 432, 867 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Prade, B.

C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. Le Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B. S.

E. T. J. Nibbering, G. Grillon, M. A. Franco, B. S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 650 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Qi, H.

J. Wu, H. Qi, and H. Zeng, Phys. Rev. A 77, 053412 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rayner, D. M.

I. V. Litvinyuk, K. F. Lee, P. W. Dooley, D. M. Rayner, D. M. Villeneuve, and P. B. Corkum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 233003 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ripoche, J.-F.

J.-F. Ripoche, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, E. T. J. Nibbering, R. Lange, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 135, 310 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rodriguez, M.

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A. P. Hatzes, Appl. Phys. B 77, 357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rohwetter, P.

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sakai, H.

T. Kanai, S. Minemoto, and H. Sakai, Nature 435, 470 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Salmon, E.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Alignment metrics for pure nitrogen at 1 atm . (a) cos 2 θ and (b) cos 4 θ , (c) the refractive index δ n rot - Raman , (d) the normalized ionization cross section, and (e) the collapse length L c as a function of time delay. (f) The collapse length L c as a function of P in P cr when the molecules are randomly orientated (dashed curve), or orientated at delays B (dotted curve) and E (solid curve) as labeled in the inset. The corresponding frequency shift induced by the molecular revivals is also plotted in the inset. In the calculations of the collapse length L c for the collimated probe beam (diameter of 1.0 mm ), the pump pulse is focused by a lens (focal length f = 40 cm ) with an initial beam diameter of 1.6 mm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a),(b) Beam radius evolution of the probe pulse along the propagation distance, (c),(d) the normalized spectra, and (e),(f) the normalized temporal profile of the probe pulse at the end of filamentation in nitrogen when it is delayed to see various molecular orientations.

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E z = i 2 k 0 ( 2 r 2 + 1 r r ) E i k 0 ( 2 ) 2 2 E t 2 + i k 0 δ n E + i k 0 n 2 E 2 E σ 2 ( 1 + i ω 0 τ c ) ρ E β K 2 E 2 K 2 E ,

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