Time-evolution of the plasma channel at the trail of a self-guided IR femtosecond laser pulse in air

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

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The density and decay kinetics of a plasma channel created in air by a self-guided intense ultrashort laser pulse is determined by a new electric cross-conductivity method and by diffraction interferometry. A fast decay is measured, due to the dominant intrinsic recombination process at high plasma density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000


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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