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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2008
  • pp: 58–60

Time-resolved off-axis digital holography for characterization of ultrafast phenomena in water

Tadas Balciunas, Andrius Melninkaitis, Gintaras Tamosauskas, and Valdas Sirutkaitis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 58-60 (2008)

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We present the application of time-resolved off-axis digital holography for the investigation of refractive index/transmission properties of laser-induced plasma filaments in water. Time evolution of both amplitude- and phase-contrast images of the self-focused beam in water was characterized with temporal resolution better than 50 fs . To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt to characterize the propagation of femtosecond laser pulse in nonlinear media using off-axis digital holography.

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(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown

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Original Manuscript: October 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Tadas Balciunas, Andrius Melninkaitis, Gintaras Tamosauskas, and Valdas Sirutkaitis, "Time-resolved off-axis digital holography for characterization of ultrafast phenomena in water," Opt. Lett. 33, 58-60 (2008)

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