Applied Physics B

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 123–130 | Cite as

3D Raman bullet formed under filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses in air and nitrogen

  • Daria Uryupina
  • Nikolay Panov
  • Maria Kurilova
  • Anna Mazhorova
  • Roman Volkov
  • Stepan Gorgutsa
  • Olga Kosareva
  • Andrei Savel’ev


Complex experimental study of spectral, spatial and temporal behaviors of the IR shifted component observed under filamentation of the collimated femtosecond laser beam (80 GW, 50 fs, 805 nm) in molecular gases showed that this component behaves like a Raman soliton. Namely, it is confined in all domains: (a) it propagates within the filament core, (b) it has a stable duration of 30 fs along the filament, and (c) its spectrum shifts as a whole from 820 to 870 nm on the distance of 2 m from the filament start. A simple model explaining the origin of anomalous group velocity dispersion in the plasma channel of a filament is suggested.


Rydberg State Group Velocity Dispersion Plasma Channel Filament Core Light Bullet 



The authors wish to thank prof. L. Berge for fruitful discussions. This work was partially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grants #12-02-01368-a, #11-02-12061-ofi-m-2011, #12-02-31341-mol-a, #12-02-33029-mol-a-ved), the Council of the President of the Russian Federation for Support of Young Scientists (No. 5996.2012.2) and Leading Scientific Schools (No. 6897.2012.2), Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation (Grant #8393). N.P. also acknowledges support from the Dynasty Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daria Uryupina
    • 1
  • Nikolay Panov
    • 1
  • Maria Kurilova
    • 1
  • Anna Mazhorova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roman Volkov
    • 1
  • Stepan Gorgutsa
    • 1
    • 3
  • Olga Kosareva
    • 1
  • Andrei Savel’ev
    • 1
  1. 1.International Laser Center and Faculty of PhysicsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.École Polytechnique de MontréalGénie PhysiqueMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-EMTVarennesCanada

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