Break-up, coalescence and self-guiding of femtosecond laser pulses in air

A. Couairon, L. Berge, Stylianos Tzortzakis, M. Franco, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, Y. B. Andre, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz

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Abstract

Femtosecond laser pulses propagating in air are investigated. For input powers as high as 25 times the self-focusing threshold, the pulses are shown to break up into two spots, which coalesce into a self-guided beam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications - Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Couairon, A., Berge, L., Tzortzakis, S., Franco, M., Chiron, A., Lamouroux, B., Andre, Y. B., Prade, B., & Mysyrowicz, A. (2000). Break-up, coalescence and self-guiding of femtosecond laser pulses in air. IEEE Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications - Conference Proceedings, 292-294.