Energy transfer between laser filaments in liquid methanol.
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We demonstrate energy exchange between two filament-forming femtosecond laser beams in liquid methanol. Our results are consistent with those of previous works documenting coupling between filaments in air; in addition, we identify an unreported phenomenon in which the direction of energy exchange oscillates at increments in the relative pulse delay equal to an optical period (2.6 fs). Energy transfer from one filament to another may be used in remote sensing and spectroscopic applications utilizing femtosecond laser filaments in water and air.
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Strycker, B. D., Springer, M., Trendafilova, C., Hua, X., Zhi, M., Kolomenskii, A. A., ... Sokolov, A. V.