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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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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Break-up, coalescence and self-guiding of femtosecond laser pulses in air. / Couairon, A.; Berge, L.; Tzortzakis, Stylianos; Franco, M.; Chiron, A.; Lamouroux, B.; Andre, Y. B.; Prade, B.; Mysyrowicz, A.

In: IEEE Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications - Conference Proceedings, 2000, p. 292-294.

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