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Title: Enhancement of terahertz wave generation from laser induced plasma

Abstract

It is well known that air plasma induced by ultrashort laser pulses emits broadband terahertz waves. The authors report the study of terahertz wave generation from the laser induced plasma where there is a preexisting plasma background. When a laser beam from a Ti:sapphire amplifier is used to generate a terahertz wave, enhancement of the generation is observed if there is another laser beam creating a plasma background. The enhancement of the terahertz wave amplitude lasts hundreds of picoseconds after the preionized background is created, with a maximum enhancement up to 250% observed.

Authors:
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  1. Keck Laboratory for Terahertz Science, Center for Terahertz Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20960188
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 14; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2719165; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; IONIZATION; LASERS; PLASMA; PLASMA PRODUCTION; PULSES; SAPPHIRE

Citation Formats

Xie Xu, Xu Jingzhou, Dai Jianming, and Zhang, X.-C.. Enhancement of terahertz wave generation from laser induced plasma. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2719165.
Xie Xu, Xu Jingzhou, Dai Jianming, & Zhang, X.-C.. Enhancement of terahertz wave generation from laser induced plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2719165.
Xie Xu, Xu Jingzhou, Dai Jianming, and Zhang, X.-C.. Mon . "Enhancement of terahertz wave generation from laser induced plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2719165.
@article{osti_20960188,
title = {Enhancement of terahertz wave generation from laser induced plasma},
author = {Xie Xu and Xu Jingzhou and Dai Jianming and Zhang, X.-C.},
abstractNote = {It is well known that air plasma induced by ultrashort laser pulses emits broadband terahertz waves. The authors report the study of terahertz wave generation from the laser induced plasma where there is a preexisting plasma background. When a laser beam from a Ti:sapphire amplifier is used to generate a terahertz wave, enhancement of the generation is observed if there is another laser beam creating a plasma background. The enhancement of the terahertz wave amplitude lasts hundreds of picoseconds after the preionized background is created, with a maximum enhancement up to 250% observed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2719165},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 14,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 02 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}