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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 23 — Nov. 8, 2010
  • pp: 24258–24263

Emission of spiral patterns from filaments in the infrared

Dominik Walter, Helge Bürsing, and Reinhard Ebert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 24258-24263 (2010)

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We investigated the spectral and spatial properties of the supercontinuum emission of single filaments in air in the infrared (1.5 µm - 5.3 µm). The infrared emission of the filament was controlled by modulating the spatial phase of the femtosecond driver pulse with a deformable mirror. Filaments with a characteristic spiral emission pattern in the infrared were generated for a variety of different wavefront profiles of the femtosecond pulse. The properties of this novel class of emission were analyzed more closely. Further understanding of the corresponding emission dynamics of the filament will help to refine current models of filament propagation.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2010
Published: November 4, 2010

Dominik Walter, Helge Bürsing, and Reinhard Ebert, "Emission of spiral patterns from filaments in the infrared," Opt. Express 18, 24258-24263 (2010)

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