4D spatio-temporal electric field characterization of ultrashort light pulses undergoing filamentation
Summary, in English
We present an experimental method capable of capturing the complete spatiotemporal dynamics of filamenting ultrashort laser pulses. By employing spatially resolved Fourier transform spectrometry in combination with the capability to terminate the filament at any length, we can follow the nonlinear dynamics in four dimensions, i.e. the transverse domain, time and filament length. Our method thus not only enables the full characterization of the filamentation process throughout its evolution, but also allows to identify and select laser pulses with desired parameters.
- Atomic Physics
Optical Society of America
- Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
- ISSN: 1094-4087