Phase Memory Preserving Harmonics from Abruptly Autofocusing Beams

Anastasios D. Koulouklidis, Dimitris G. Papazoglou, Vladimir Yu Fedorov, Stylianos Tzortzakis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that the harmonics from abruptly autofocusing ring-Airy beams present a surprising property: They preserve the phase distribution of the fundamental beam. Consequently, this "phase memory" imparts to the harmonics the abrupt autofocusing behavior, while, under certain conditions, their foci coincide in space with the one of the fundamental. Experiments agree well with our theoretical estimates and detailed numerical calculations. Our findings open the way for the use of such beams and their harmonics in strong field science.

Original languageEnglish
Article number223901
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2017

Fingerprint

preserving
harmonics
rings
estimates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Phase Memory Preserving Harmonics from Abruptly Autofocusing Beams. / Koulouklidis, Anastasios D.; Papazoglou, Dimitris G.; Fedorov, Vladimir Yu; Tzortzakis, Stylianos.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 119, No. 22, 223901, 29.11.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Koulouklidis, Anastasios D. ; Papazoglou, Dimitris G. ; Fedorov, Vladimir Yu ; Tzortzakis, Stylianos. / Phase Memory Preserving Harmonics from Abruptly Autofocusing Beams. In: Physical Review Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 119, No. 22.
@article{a26b438eb08f431296e9ec695fdd599f,
title = "Phase Memory Preserving Harmonics from Abruptly Autofocusing Beams",
abstract = "We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that the harmonics from abruptly autofocusing ring-Airy beams present a surprising property: They preserve the phase distribution of the fundamental beam. Consequently, this {"}phase memory{"} imparts to the harmonics the abrupt autofocusing behavior, while, under certain conditions, their foci coincide in space with the one of the fundamental. Experiments agree well with our theoretical estimates and detailed numerical calculations. Our findings open the way for the use of such beams and their harmonics in strong field science.",
author = "Koulouklidis, {Anastasios D.} and Papazoglou, {Dimitris G.} and Fedorov, {Vladimir Yu} and Stylianos Tzortzakis",
year = "2017",
month = "11",
day = "29",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.223901",
language = "English",
volume = "119",
journal = "Physical Review Letters",
issn = "0031-9007",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "22",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Phase Memory Preserving Harmonics from Abruptly Autofocusing Beams

AU - Koulouklidis, Anastasios D.

AU - Papazoglou, Dimitris G.

AU - Fedorov, Vladimir Yu

AU - Tzortzakis, Stylianos

PY - 2017/11/29

Y1 - 2017/11/29

N2 - We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that the harmonics from abruptly autofocusing ring-Airy beams present a surprising property: They preserve the phase distribution of the fundamental beam. Consequently, this "phase memory" imparts to the harmonics the abrupt autofocusing behavior, while, under certain conditions, their foci coincide in space with the one of the fundamental. Experiments agree well with our theoretical estimates and detailed numerical calculations. Our findings open the way for the use of such beams and their harmonics in strong field science.

AB - We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that the harmonics from abruptly autofocusing ring-Airy beams present a surprising property: They preserve the phase distribution of the fundamental beam. Consequently, this "phase memory" imparts to the harmonics the abrupt autofocusing behavior, while, under certain conditions, their foci coincide in space with the one of the fundamental. Experiments agree well with our theoretical estimates and detailed numerical calculations. Our findings open the way for the use of such beams and their harmonics in strong field science.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85037674339&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85037674339&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.223901

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.223901

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85037674339

VL - 119

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 22

M1 - 223901

ER -