Third harmonic generation by a femtosecond probe intersecting a laser-induced air plasma is measured and a general model developed to describe such signal. The electron density distribution and nonlinear coefficient of the plasma are determined.
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C. Rodriguez, Z. Wang, Z. Sun, and W. Rudolph, "Characterization of laser-induced air plasmas via third harmonic generation," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CThFF2.
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