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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 772–774

Holographic recording of laser-induced plasma

Martin Centurion, Ye Pu, Zhiwen Liu, Demetri Psaltis, and Theodor W. Hänsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 772-774 (2004)

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We report on a holographic probing technique that allows for measurement of free-electron distribution with fine spatial detail. Plasma is generated by focusing a femtosecond pulse in air. We also demonstrate the capability of the holographic technique of capturing the time evolution of the plasma-generation process.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

Martin Centurion, Ye Pu, Zhiwen Liu, Demetri Psaltis, and Theodor W. Hänsch, "Holographic recording of laser-induced plasma," Opt. Lett. 29, 772-774 (2004)

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