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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14115–14127

Dual-color co-filamentation in Argon

Pierre Béjot, Jérôme Kasparian, and Jean-Pierre Wolf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14115-14127 (2008)

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We investigate both experimentally and theoretically the mechanisms driving the co-filamentation of two ultrashort laser pulses at 800 and 400 nm in Argon. The cross-Kerr lens and cross-phase modulation between the two filaments of different colors bridging both the continuum spectra and the plasma channels induced by the individual pulses. This dual-color filamentation also results in the simultaneous generation of two few-cycle pulses at both 800 and 400 nm, providing a potential way to generate attosecond pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.3230) Physical optics : Ionization
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2008
Published: August 26, 2008

Pierre Béjot, Jérôme Kasparian, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, "Dual-color co-filamentation in Argon," Opt. Express 16, 14115-14127 (2008)

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