Optics and Spectroscopy

, 90:778

Third-harmonic generation in focused beams as a method of 3D microscopy of a laser-produced plasma

  • A. N. Naumov
  • D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov
  • A. B. Fedotov
  • A. M. Zheltikov
Lasers and Their Applications

DOI: 10.1134/1.1374669

Cite this article as:
Naumov, A.N., Sidorov-Biryukov, D.A., Fedotov, A.B. et al. Opt. Spectrosc. (2001) 90: 778. doi:10.1134/1.1374669

Abstract

Analysis of the phase-matching integral for third-harmonic generation in focused laser beams shows that this process can be used as a method of 3D microscopy, allowing one to characterize the location and magnitude of inhomogeneities of linear and nonlinear optical characteristics of a medium. The potentialities of this method are illustrated by the results of experiments on 3D microscopy of an optical breakdown plasma.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Naumov
    • 1
  • D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov
    • 2
  • A. B. Fedotov
    • 1
  • A. M. Zheltikov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics FacultyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.International Laser Center, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia