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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 666–668

Four-wave parametric conversion of femtosecond laser pulse in a filament induced in a solid target

Roman V. Volkov, Dmitriy V. Khakhulin, and Andrey B. Savel’ev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 666-668 (2008)

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Nonlinear interaction of two femtosecond laser pulses in a filament, induced by one of them inside a fused silica plate, leads to generation of the new spectral components. These spectral components reach hundreds of nanometers bandwidth. Their spatial and spectral properties can be explained by four-wave parametric coupling in the filament. The energy measurements indicate the high efficiency of this process.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

Roman V. Volkov, Dmitriy V. Khakhulin, and Andrey B. Savel'ev, "Four-wave parametric conversion of femtosecond laser pulse in a filament induced in a solid target," Opt. Lett. 33, 666-668 (2008)

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