Femtosecond laser induced plasma diffraction gratings in air as photonic devices for high intensity laser applications

S. Suntsov, D. Abdollahpour, D. G. Papazoglou, Stylianos Tzortzakis

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Abstract

The creation of volume plasma density gratings in air by temporally overlapped high-intensity IR femtosecond laser pulses is demonstrated experimentally. Through the diffraction of various probe beams the plasma grating properties are recovered including its thickness and refractive index modulation, as well as its decay dynamics. The diffraction properties of these plasma photonic devices suggest that they can be used in applications involving high intensity lasers, such as filamentation, where no physical objects can be placed in the path of the laser beams.

Original languageEnglish
Article number251104
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume94
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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laser applications
gratings (spectra)
high power lasers
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infrared lasers
plasma density
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laser beams
refractivity
modulation
probes
decay
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Femtosecond laser induced plasma diffraction gratings in air as photonic devices for high intensity laser applications. / Suntsov, S.; Abdollahpour, D.; Papazoglou, D. G.; Tzortzakis, Stylianos.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94, No. 25, 251104, 2009.

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