Terahertz emission from curved plasma filaments induced by two-color 2D Airy wave packets.
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We experimentally demonstrate that 2D Airy wave packets can produce intense curved two-color filaments that emit terahertz (THz) radiation with unique characteristics. Due to the curvature of the plasma channel, THz waves, emitted from different longitudinal regions of the plasma, propagate in different directions resulting in non-concentric THz cones in the far-field. These cones have different cone angles and polarization which we attribute to the way the two-color 2D Airy driving fields are produced in the nonlinear crystal and then propagate to form the curved plasma filament.