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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2250–2253

Impulsive rotational Raman scattering of N2 by a remote “air laser” in femtosecond laser filament

Jielei Ni, Wei Chu, Haisu Zhang, Bin Zeng, Jinping Yao, Lingling Qiao, Guihua Li, Chenrui Jing, Hongqiang Xie, Huailiang Xu, Ya Cheng, and Zhizhan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2250-2253 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002250


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Abstract

We report on experimental realization of impulsive rotational Raman scattering from neutral nitrogen molecules in a femtosecond laser filament using an intense self-induced white-light seeding “air laser” generated during the filamentation of an 800 nm Ti:sapphire laser in nitrogen gas. The impulsive rotational Raman fingerprint signals are observed with a maximum conversion efficiency of 0.8%. Our observation provides a promising way of remote identification and location of chemical species in the atmosphere by a rotational Raman scattering of molecules.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

Citation
Jielei Ni, Wei Chu, Haisu Zhang, Bin Zeng, Jinping Yao, Lingling Qiao, Guihua Li, Chenrui Jing, Hongqiang Xie, Huailiang Xu, Ya Cheng, and Zhizhan Xu, "Impulsive rotational Raman scattering of N2 by a remote “air laser” in femtosecond laser filament," Opt. Lett. 39, 2250-2253 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-8-2250


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