Title

Spatiotemporal cleaning of a femtosecond laser pulse through interaction with counterpropagating filaments in air

Authors

Authors

A. Jarnac; M. Durand; A. Houard; Y. Liu; B. Prade; M. Richardson;A. Mysyrowicz

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. A

Keywords

PLASMA MIRRORS; GENERATION; INTENSITY; MEDIA; Optics; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical

Abstract

We demonstrate spatiotemporal cleaning of a femtosecond laser pulse impinging on two counterpropagating filaments in air. The retroreflected signal essentially has a perfect beam profile. Prepulses present in the incident pulse are also efficiently removed. The performance of the "filament mirror" is explained by a plasma-mediated wave mixing process that can be viewed as a transient three-dimensional hologram.

Journal Title

Physical Review A

Volume

89

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000332334900008

ISSN

1050-2947

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