We have studied long distance filamentation in air at high pulse power. Multi-filamentary patterns can be controlled by phase or amplitude masks. Results are in good agreement with numerical simulations from a 3-d propagation code.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
A. Mysyrowicz, " Long range filamentary propagation in air," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FC3.
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