Breakup and fusion of self-guided femtosecond light pulses in air

Stylianos Tzortzakis, L. Bergé, A. Couairon, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz

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Abstract

A study was conducted on the propagation of femtosecond infrared beams exhibiting initially a single hump, with peak powers below 25 times critical. Emphasis was laid on two specific concerns. First, the global features in the propagation were examined and underlined three characteristic stages. Secondly, the early propagation of high power beams was detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5470-5473
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume86
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Tzortzakis, S., Bergé, L., Couairon, A., Franco, M., Prade, B., & Mysyrowicz, A. (2001). Breakup and fusion of self-guided femtosecond light pulses in air. Physical Review Letters, 86(24), 5470-5473. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.5470