A negatively chirped laser pulse propagating in air compresses and focuses resulting in intensity increase and ionization near focal region. Using femtosecond laser we observe pulse compression and focusing that is controlled by induced chirp.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
I. S. Alexeev, A. Ting, D. Gordon, J. Penano, R. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Briscoe, "Short laser pulse compression in air," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThY3.
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