Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 8, pp 707–709 | Cite as

Calorimetric detection of THz radiation from femtosecond filaments in air

  • G. Méchain
  • S. Tzortzakis
  • B. Prade
  • M. Franco
  • A. Mysyrowicz
  • B. Leriche
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Abstract

Calorimetric measurements of the THz radiation from plasma filaments created in air by intense IR fs laser pulses were performed. The decay kinetics of the THz radiation from this extended plasma source is shown to be different from that of a localized air plasma source produced by the same laser.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Méchain
    • 1
  • S. Tzortzakis
    • 1
  • B. Prade
    • 1
  • M. Franco
    • 1
  • A. Mysyrowicz
    • 1
  • B. Leriche
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée, Centre National de la Recherche Unité Mixte de Recherche 7639Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées – Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale – UMR-8617Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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