How to connect femtosecond laser filaments in air

S. Tzortzakis, G. Méchain, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz

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For the first time we connect two filaments created in air by two femtosecond laser pulses. For a specific time ordering of the pulses a twofold increase of the total filament length is achieved. The direct benefits include improved air plasma conductivity and stronger continuum generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-471
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4829 I
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Event19th Congress of the International Commisssion for Optics Optics for the Quality of Life - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 200230 Aug 2002



  • Beam-trapping
  • Filamentation
  • Nonlinear optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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