Abstract

We demonstrate that interference-assisted coalescence of two noncollinearly overlapped filaments creates a wavelength-scale periodic plasma density modulation to guide the input pulses equivalently as a photonic crystal plasma waveguide. The periodic self-channeling is evidenced by the direct observation of the filament coalescence, which reveals wavelength-scale spatial widths and periodicity dependent on the crossing angles and intensity ratios between the incident filaments.

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H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, J. Bernhardt, Y. Kamali, and S. L. Chin, Chem. Phys. 360, 171 (2009).
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Chin, S. L.

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Ferland, B.

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S. A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, W. Liu, S. L. Chin, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Aközbek, and V. P. Kandidov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 033802 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

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F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
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Prade, B.

Psaltis, D.

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Pu, Y.

M. Centuriona, Y. Pu, and D. Psaltis, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, Nature 422, 147 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M.-F. Shih, M. Segev, and G. Salamo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2551 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Shih, M.-F.

M.-F. Shih, M. Segev, and G. Salamo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2551 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Théberge, F.

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tikhonenko, V.

V. Tikhonenko, J. Christou, and B. Luther-Davies, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2698 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tzortzakis, S.

Volk, R.

Wolf, J. P.

Xu, H. L.

H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, J. Bernhardt, Y. Kamali, and S. L. Chin, Chem. Phys. 360, 171 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

Chem. Phys. (1)

H. L. Xu, A. Azarm, J. Bernhardt, Y. Kamali, and S. L. Chin, Chem. Phys. 360, 171 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. Centuriona, Y. Pu, and D. Psaltis, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 063104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, Nature 422, 147 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rep. (1)

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

Phys. Rev. A (1)

S. A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, W. Liu, S. L. Chin, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Aközbek, and V. P. Kandidov, Phys. Rev. A 70, 033802 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

V. Tikhonenko, J. Christou, and B. Luther-Davies, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2698 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M.-F. Shih, M. Segev, and G. Salamo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2551 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a), (c) Top view and (b), (d) transversal distribution of the overlapped noncollinear filaments for the cases without and with filament interaction. (e) Measured N 2 fluorescence profile of the interacting region.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Far-field image of the beam profiles (a) without and (b) with interaction. (c) Averaged fringe intensity profiles appearing between the two filaments for (b). 1D photonic crystal filaments at different time delays of (d) 1.0, (e) 3.0, and (f) 5.0 ps .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured fluorescence profile of the interacting filaments with (b)–(d) detailed transversal fringes at different propagation distances.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured distribution of the 1D photonic crystal filaments at crossing angles of (a) 3°, (b) 5°, (c) 7°, and (d) 14°.

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