Abstract

We examine the conical terahertz emission from the superluminous ionization front created in air by an axicon-focused femtosecond laser pulse. We develop the theoretical model that explains the experimental results and predicts new possibilities to control terahertz pulse parameters.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. T. Löffler, F. Jacob, and H. G. Roskos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 453 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  2. C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. C. D. Amico, A. Houard, S. Akturk, Y. Liu, J. L. Bloas, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Couairon, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, New J. Phys. 10, 013015 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  5. A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  7. J.-M. Manceau, A. Averchi, F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Couairon, and S. Tzortzakis, Opt. Lett. 34, 2165 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. N. Karpowicz, X. Lu, and X.-C. Zhang, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1137 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  9. A. M. Bystrov, N. V. Vvedenskii, and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 82, 753 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  10. V. B. Gildenburg and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 245002 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. C. S. Liu and V. K. Tripathi, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 013313 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  12. P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  13. N. V. Vvedenskii and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 76, 380 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  14. P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  15. S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  16. R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  17. A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis, L. Bergé, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1117 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  18. A. A. Silaev and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 115005 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (5)

N. Karpowicz, X. Lu, and X.-C. Zhang, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1137 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. S. Liu and V. K. Tripathi, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 013313 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Silaev and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 115005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J.-M. Manceau, A. Averchi, F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Couairon, and S. Tzortzakis, Opt. Lett. 34, 2165 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (6)

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

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

V. B. Gildenburg and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 245002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

A. M. Bystrov, N. V. Vvedenskii, and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 82, 753 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

2000 (1)

T. Löffler, F. Jacob, and H. G. Roskos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 453 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Akhmedzhanov, R. A.

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Akturk, S.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

Averchi, A.

Bergé, L.

Bloas, J. L.

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

Bonaretti, F.

Bystrov, A. M.

A. M. Bystrov, N. V. Vvedenskii, and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 82, 753 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Châteauneuf, M.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chin, S. L.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Couairon, A.

J.-M. Manceau, A. Averchi, F. Bonaretti, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Couairon, and S. Tzortzakis, Opt. Lett. 34, 2165 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis, L. Bergé, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1117 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D'Amico, C.

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Di Trapani, P.

Dubois, J.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Faccio, D.

Fadeev, D. A.

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Franco, M.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis, L. Bergé, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1117 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gildenburg, V. B.

V. B. Gildenburg and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 245002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Bystrov, N. V. Vvedenskii, and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 82, 753 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Vvedenskii and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 76, 380 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Glownia, J. H.

K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hafizi, B.

P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Houard, A.

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

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ilyakov, E.

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jacob, F.

T. Löffler, F. Jacob, and H. G. Roskos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 453 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kapetanakos, C. A.

P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Karpowicz, N.

N. Karpowicz, X. Lu, and X.-C. Zhang, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1137 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K. Y.

K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Liu, C. S.

C. S. Liu and V. K. Tripathi, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 013313 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Löffler, T.

T. Löffler, F. Jacob, and H. G. Roskos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 453 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lu, X.

N. Karpowicz, X. Lu, and X.-C. Zhang, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1137 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Manceau, J.-M.

Marceau, C.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mironov, V. A.

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mysyrowicz, A.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis, L. Bergé, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1117 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Peñano, J. R.

P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Polesana, P.

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Prade, B.

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

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Couairon, S. Tzortzakis, L. Bergé, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1117 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rodriguez, G.

K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Roskos, H. G.

T. Löffler, F. Jacob, and H. G. Roskos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 453 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Shishkin, B. V.

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Silaev, A. A.

A. A. Silaev and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 115005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sprangle, P.

P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Z.-D.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Suvorov, E. V.

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, A. J.

K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Théberge, F.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tikhonchuk, V. T.

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

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tripathi, V. K.

C. S. Liu and V. K. Tripathi, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 013313 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tzortzakis, S.

Vvedenskii, N. V.

A. A. Silaev and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 115005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. B. Gildenburg and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 245002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. M. Bystrov, N. V. Vvedenskii, and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 82, 753 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Vvedenskii and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 76, 380 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.-C.

N. Karpowicz, X. Lu, and X.-C. Zhang, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1137 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, B.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

T. Löffler, F. Jacob, and H. G. Roskos, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 453 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y. Chen, C. Marceau, W. Liu, Z.-D. Sun, Y. Zhang, F. Théberge, M. Châteauneuf, J. Dubois, and S. L. Chin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231116 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. S. Liu and V. K. Tripathi, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 013313 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

N. Karpowicz, X. Lu, and X.-C. Zhang, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1137 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

JETP Lett. (3)

A. M. Bystrov, N. V. Vvedenskii, and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 82, 753 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Vvedenskii and V. B. Gildenburg, JETP Lett. 76, 380 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Akhmedzhanov, I. E. Ilyakov, V. A. Mironov, E. V. Suvorov, D. A. Fadeev, and B. V. Shishkin, JETP Lett. 88, 569 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

K. Y. Kim, A. J. Taylor, J. H. Glownia, and G. Rodriguez, Nat. Photonics 2, 605 (2008).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys. (1)

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

Opt. Commun. (1)

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, Opt. Commun. 282, 129 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

P. Polesana, M. Franco, A. Couairon, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, Phys. Rev. A 77, 043814 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, B. Hafizi, and C. A. Kapetanakos, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066415 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

V. B. Gildenburg and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 245002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Silaev and N. V. Vvedenskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 115005 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Houard, Y. Liu, B. Prade, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 255006 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. D'Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 235002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of THz waves generation. A 50 fs laser pulse of a millijoule energy level is focused in air by an axicon at a small angle θ and produces a superluminous ionization front. The ponderomotive force of the Bessel beam formed by the axicon excites axisymmetric currents on this front that emit the linearly polarized THz waves forward at the angle θ into a narrow Cherenkov cone.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Calculated profiles of the plasma density N ( r ) and the current density j 0 ( r ) , which are generated on the superluminous ionization front by a laser pulse focused in ambient air by an axicon lens. In the calculations, the values of parameters corresponding to the experiment are used: duration τ p = 50 fs , energy W L = 2.5 mJ , focusing angle θ = 7 ° , and collision frequency ν = 5 × 10 12 s 1 . (b) Spectra of THz radiation, calculated (dashed curve) and obtained experimentally (solid curve). (c) Dependences of the efficiency of THz emission on the laser pulse energy, calculated (solid curve) and obtained experimentally (dots, arb. units), for fixed values of other parameters.

Equations (6)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

× E = 1 c B t , × B = 4 π c j + 1 c E t ,
j t + ν j = ( N e 2 m ) E + S L ,
N = α N α , N α t = ( N α 0 N α ) w α .
| B φ ω | 2 = | E z ω | 2 sin 2 θ = | E r ω | 2 cos 2 θ = 2 π I 0 2 sin θ c 3 r | ω | ω 2 + ν 2 .
η = W THz W L 1 ω L τ p 1 tan 2 θ ( N 0 N c L ) 2 Φ p i 2 m c 2 Φ p max ,
η max 10 5 θ 2 ω L τ p .

Metrics