Filamentation in air is a profound effect caused by high energy photons. While it has been studied in a wide-range of laser systems, there still exist wavelength regimes where filamentation hasn’t been created, due to lack of sources. Using a tunable near-infrared femtosecond laser, we generated filamentation in air by wavelengths from 1.2 to 2.5 µm. The observed filaments produced harmonic and continuum generation well into the visible spectrum; a rainbow of colors.
Dawson T. Nodurft, Christopher B. Marble, Sean P. O'Connor, and Vladislav V. Yakovlev, "Rainbow from nowhere (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10516, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII, 105160L (Presented at SPIE LASE: January 30, 2018; Published: 14 March 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291365.5751412871001.
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