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Title: Measurement of birefringence inside a filament

Abstract

We quantified the ultrafast birefringence induced in the filament in an atomic gas by measuring the filament-induced polarization rotation of a probe pulse. Based on the dephasing of the probe's orthogonal polarization components in argon, the experiment was done at 1 atm by copropagating a linearly polarized 400-nm probe pulse with an 800-nm pump pulse which generated the filament. The probe's elliptical polarization states were shown under various initial pump-probe polarization schemes. These states were verified by comparing the filament-induced probe polarization rotation angle and the ellipticity of the probe polarization.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [1]; ; ;  [3];  [4]
  1. Centre d'Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL) et Departement de physique, de genie physique et d'optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1V 0A6 (Canada)
  2. (China)
  3. International Laser Center and Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  4. State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22058797
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ARGON; BIREFRINGENCE; FILAMENTS; LASERS; POLARIZATION

Citation Formats

Yuan Shuai, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, Wang, Tie-Jun, Chin, See Leang, Kosareva, Olga, Panov, Nikolay, Makarov, Vladimir, and Zeng Heping. Measurement of birefringence inside a filament. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.013838.
Yuan Shuai, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, Wang, Tie-Jun, Chin, See Leang, Kosareva, Olga, Panov, Nikolay, Makarov, Vladimir, & Zeng Heping. Measurement of birefringence inside a filament. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.013838.
Yuan Shuai, State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, Wang, Tie-Jun, Chin, See Leang, Kosareva, Olga, Panov, Nikolay, Makarov, Vladimir, and Zeng Heping. Fri . "Measurement of birefringence inside a filament". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.013838.
@article{osti_22058797,
title = {Measurement of birefringence inside a filament},
author = {Yuan Shuai and State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 and Wang, Tie-Jun and Chin, See Leang and Kosareva, Olga and Panov, Nikolay and Makarov, Vladimir and Zeng Heping},
abstractNote = {We quantified the ultrafast birefringence induced in the filament in an atomic gas by measuring the filament-induced polarization rotation of a probe pulse. Based on the dephasing of the probe's orthogonal polarization components in argon, the experiment was done at 1 atm by copropagating a linearly polarized 400-nm probe pulse with an 800-nm pump pulse which generated the filament. The probe's elliptical polarization states were shown under various initial pump-probe polarization schemes. These states were verified by comparing the filament-induced probe polarization rotation angle and the ellipticity of the probe polarization.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.013838},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 1,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}