Femtosecond laser-guided electric discharge in air

Stylianos Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz

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Abstract

A new type of reproducible laser-guided electric discharge in air is highlighted. The discharge is triggered by the expansion of a thin hot air wire produced by a self-guided IR femtosecond laser pulse. This type of electric discharge may find applications when on axis uniformity is crucial.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume64
Issue number5 II
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Femtosecond laser-guided electric discharge in air. / Tzortzakis, Stylianos; Prade, B.; Franco, M.; Mysyrowicz, A.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 64, No. 5 II, 11.2001.

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