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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 974–976

Enhancement of third-harmonic emission from femtosecond laser filament screened partially by a thin fiber

Zhe Zhang, Xin Lu, Yi Zhang, Mulin Zhou, Tingting Xi, Zhaohua Wang, and Jie Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 974-976 (2010)

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The third-harmonic (TH) emission characteristics from femtosecond laser filament, the center of which is screened by a thin metallic fiber, are experimentally investigated. The intensity of the TH emission has been enhanced for 1 order of magnitude by comparing with the undisturbed filament. The physical mechanism of the TH enhancement is analyzed to be the diffraction of the TH emission on the fiber and a redistribution of laser energy during the reconstruction of the two-colored filament. These two factors can release a part of the TH energy from the filament core into the background and keep more TH energy after the termination of filament.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2010
Published: March 24, 2010

Zhe Zhang, Xin Lu, Yi Zhang, Mulin Zhou, Tingting Xi, Zhaohua Wang, and Jie Zhang, "Enhancement of third-harmonic emission from femtosecond laser filament screened partially by a thin fiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 974-976 (2010)

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