Filamentation-induced third-harmonic generation in air via plasma-enhanced third-order susceptibility Academic Article uri icon


  • We study, both experimentally and theoretically, the underlying physics of third-harmonic generation in air by a filamented infrared femtosecond laser pulse propagating through a thin plasma channel. It is shown that the recently observed more than two-order-of-magnitude increase of the efficiency of third-harmonic generation occurs due to the plasma-enhanced third-order susceptibility. An estimate of the effective value of this susceptibility is given. 2010 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Suntsov, S., Abdollahpour, D., Papazoglou, D. G., & Tzortzakis, S.

citation count

  • 55

complete list of authors

  • Suntsov, S||Abdollahpour, D||Papazoglou, DG||Tzortzakis, S

publication date

  • March 2010