Sub-picosecond UV laser pulse filamentation in atmosphere

S. Tzortzakis, S. D. Moustaizis, B. Lamouroux, A. Chiron, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz

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Abstract

Nonlinear propagation of sub-picosecond ultraviolet (UV) laser pulses in atmosphere was investigated. UV laser pulses were found to create long plasma filaments. Interferometry showed an important reshaping and shortening of pulse filaments. Numerical simulations of the UV laser beam propagation using a 3D code with axial symmetry were performed. The outcome of the simulations for initial conditions close to the experiments ones validate the results.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Event2000 Confernce on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sep 200015 Sep 2000

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Other2000 Confernce on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO 2000)
CityNice, France
Period10/9/0015/9/00

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tzortzakis, S., Moustaizis, S. D., Lamouroux, B., Chiron, A., Franco, M., Prade, B., & Mysyrowicz, A. (2000). Sub-picosecond UV laser pulse filamentation in atmosphere. Paper presented at 2000 Confernce on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO 2000), Nice, France, .