Abstract

We present time-resolved measurements of the gas acoustic dynamics following interaction of spatial single- and higher-mode 50 fs, 800 nm pulses in air at 10 Hz and 1 kHz repetition rates. Results are in excellent agreement with hydrodynamic simulations. Under no conditions for single filaments do we find on-axis enhancement of gas density; this occurs only with multifilaments. We also investigate the propagation of probe beams in the gas density profile induced by a single extended filament. We find that light trapping in the expanding annular acoustic wave can create the impression of on-axis guiding in a limited temporal window.

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[CrossRef]

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2006 (1)

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1991 (1)

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1978 (1)

Alexeev, I.

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Boutou, V.

Chen, M.

Cheng, Y.

Cheng, Y.-H.

Chien, C.-Y.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
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Chu, W.

Clough, B.

Cohen, O.

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Comtois, D.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Desparois, A.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fan, J.

J. Fan, E. Parra, and H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3085 (2000).
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Favre, C.

Feit, M. D.

Fleck, J.

Franco, M.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gao, H.

Geffroy, S.

Hao, Z.-Q.

Hüller, S.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Jhajj, N.

N. Jhajj, Y.-H. Cheng, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 21, 28980 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y.-H. Cheng, J. K. Wahlstrand, N. Jhajj, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 21, 4740 (2013).
[CrossRef]

N. Jhajj, E. W. Rosenthal, R. Birnbaum, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Demonstration of long-lived high power optical waveguides in air,” Phys. Rev. X, to be published.

Johnston, T.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kaminer, I.

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Kartashov, D. V.

Kasparian, J.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Yu, D. Mondelain, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, S. Geffroy, C. Favre, V. Boutou, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Opt. 42, 7117 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kieffer, J.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K. Y.

Kirsanov, A. V.

Kiselev, A. M.

La Fontaine, B.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lahav, O.

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

Levi, L.

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

Liu, J.

Liu, L.

L. Liu, C. Wang, Y. Cheng, H. Gao, and W. Liu, J. Phys. B 44, 215404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W.

Lu, X.

Mercure, H. P.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Milchberg, H. M.

Y.-H. Cheng, J. K. Wahlstrand, N. Jhajj, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 21, 4740 (2013).
[CrossRef]

N. Jhajj, Y.-H. Cheng, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 21, 28980 (2013).
[CrossRef]

K. Y. Kim, I. Alexeev, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 10, 1563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Fan, E. Parra, and H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3085 (2000).
[CrossRef]

N. Jhajj, E. W. Rosenthal, R. Birnbaum, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Demonstration of long-lived high power optical waveguides in air,” Phys. Rev. X, to be published.

S. Zahedpour, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Quantum control of molecular hydrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett., submitted.

Mondelain, D.

Mora, P.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mysyrowicz, A.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Nemirovsky, J.

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

Nemirovsky, R. A.

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

Nuter, R.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Orr, I.

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

Parra, E.

J. Fan, E. Parra, and H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3085 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pepin, H.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ponomarev, Y. N.

Prade, B.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rizk, F.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rosenthal, E. W.

N. Jhajj, E. W. Rosenthal, R. Birnbaum, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Demonstration of long-lived high power optical waveguides in air,” Phys. Rev. X, to be published.

Salmon, E.

Segev, M.

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

Skupin, S.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, A. N.

Tikhomirov, B. A.

Tzortzakis, S.

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Vidal, F.

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wahlstrand, J. K.

Y.-H. Cheng, J. K. Wahlstrand, N. Jhajj, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 21, 4740 (2013).
[CrossRef]

N. Jhajj, Y.-H. Cheng, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Express 21, 28980 (2013).
[CrossRef]

N. Jhajj, E. W. Rosenthal, R. Birnbaum, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Demonstration of long-lived high power optical waveguides in air,” Phys. Rev. X, to be published.

S. Zahedpour, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Quantum control of molecular hydrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett., submitted.

Wang, C.

L. Liu, C. Wang, Y. Cheng, H. Gao, and W. Liu, J. Phys. B 44, 215404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Wang, Z.-H.

Wei, Z.-Y.

Wolf, J.-P.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Yu, D. Mondelain, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, S. Geffroy, C. Favre, V. Boutou, and J.-P. Wolf, Appl. Opt. 42, 7117 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z.

Yu, G.

Yu, J.

Zahedpour, S.

S. Zahedpour, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Quantum control of molecular hydrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett., submitted.

Zeng, B.

Zhang, J.

Zhang, X.-C.

Zhang, Z.

Zhao, J.

Zheng, Z.-Y.

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. (1)

F. Vidal, D. Comtois, C.-Y. Chien, A. Desparois, B. La Fontaine, T. Johnston, J. Kieffer, H. P. Mercure, H. Pepin, and F. Rizk, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 28, 418 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am A (1)

K. P. Birch, J. Opt. Soc. Am A 8, 647 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. B (1)

L. Liu, C. Wang, Y. Cheng, H. Gao, and W. Liu, J. Phys. B 44, 215404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Hüller, and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. E 64, 057401 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

J. Fan, E. Parra, and H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3085 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys. (1)

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

L. Levi, O. Lahav, R. A. Nemirovsky, J. Nemirovsky, I. Orr, I. Kaminer, M. Segev, and O. Cohen, “Long-lived waveguides and sound wave generation by laser filamentation,” arXiv:1307.3588 (2013).

N. Jhajj, E. W. Rosenthal, R. Birnbaum, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Demonstration of long-lived high power optical waveguides in air,” Phys. Rev. X, to be published.

S. Zahedpour, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, “Quantum control of molecular hydrodynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett., submitted.

Link to movies of experiment and simulation, http://lasermatter.umd.edu/HTML%20Files/Publications.htm.

D. R. Lide, ed. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 77th ed. (CRC Press, 1996).

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