Applied Physics B

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 207–210 | Cite as

Self-stabilization of third-harmonic pulse during two-color filamentation in gases

  • F. Théberge
  • J. Filion
  • N. Aközbek
  • Y. Chen
  • A. Becker
  • S.L. Chin
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Abstract

Self-stabilization of the laser pulse parameters is demonstrated during the two-color filamentation of ultrashort and intense laser pulses in gases. Experimental data and results of numerical simulations show, in good qualitative agreement, that the root-mean-square values of the intensity fluctuations decrease below the initial value for the near-infrared pump pulse and the perturbative limit for the third-harmonic pulse in the filament. It is found that the stabilization of the third-harmonic intensity and energy are due to intensity clamping of the pump pulse and a constant ‘volume’ of the laser pulse during the nonlinear propagation inside the filament.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Théberge
    • 1
  • J. Filion
    • 1
  • N. Aközbek
    • 2
  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • A. Becker
    • 3
  • S.L. Chin
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL) and Département de Physique, de Génie Physique et d’OptiqueUniversité LavalQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Time Domain CorporationHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany

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