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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2424–2426

Strong terahertz emission enhancement via femtosecond laser filament concatenation in air

J.-M. Manceau, M. Massaouti, and S. Tzortzakis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2424-2426 (2010)

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We investigate the emission of terahertz (THz) radiation from two laser filaments in air. An increase by 1 order of magnitude of the overall THz power is found when the two filaments are coherently linked on-axis, leading to a single longer concatenated filament. The observed enhancement is found to be the same for the cases of single-color and two-color filamentation approaches.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2010
Published: July 12, 2010

J.-M. Manceau, M. Massaouti, and S. Tzortzakis, "Strong terahertz emission enhancement via femtosecond laser filament concatenation in air," Opt. Lett. 35, 2424-2426 (2010)

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