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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2010
  • pp: 247–249

Ionization-induced conversion of ultrashort Bessel beam to terahertz pulse

V. A. Kostin and N. V. Vvedenskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 247-249 (2010)

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We examine the conical terahertz emission from the superluminous ionization front created in air by an axicon-focused femtosecond laser pulse. We develop the theoretical model that explains the experimental results and predicts new possibilities to control terahertz pulse parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(260.5210) Physical optics : Photoionization
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2009
Published: January 15, 2010

V. A. Kostin and N. V. Vvedenskii, "Ionization-induced conversion of ultrashort Bessel beam to terahertz pulse," Opt. Lett. 35, 247-249 (2010)

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