Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser

G. Méchain, C. D'Amico, Y. B. André, Stylianos Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, R. Sauerbrey

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Abstract

The propagation of a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser pulse in air is studied as a function of initial chirp. The chirp conditions for optimising air ionisation at long distance are presented. Ionisation channels are observed over a distance reaching 400 m.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Communications
Volume247
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Femtosecond filamentation
  • Ultrashort laser pulses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Méchain, G., D'Amico, C., André, Y. B., Tzortzakis, S., Franco, M., Prade, B., ... Sauerbrey, R. (2005). Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser. Optics Communications, 247(1-3), 171-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2004.11.052

Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser. / Méchain, G.; D'Amico, C.; André, Y. B.; Tzortzakis, Stylianos; Franco, M.; Prade, B.; Mysyrowicz, A.; Couairon, A.; Salmon, E.; Sauerbrey, R.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 247, No. 1-3, 01.03.2005, p. 171-180.

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Méchain, G, D'Amico, C, André, YB, Tzortzakis, S, Franco, M, Prade, B, Mysyrowicz, A, Couairon, A, Salmon, E & Sauerbrey, R 2005, 'Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser', Optics Communications, vol. 247, no. 1-3, pp. 171-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2004.11.052
Méchain, G. ; D'Amico, C. ; André, Y. B. ; Tzortzakis, Stylianos ; Franco, M. ; Prade, B. ; Mysyrowicz, A. ; Couairon, A. ; Salmon, E. ; Sauerbrey, R. / Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser. In: Optics Communications. 2005 ; Vol. 247, No. 1-3. pp. 171-180.
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