We observed a phase transition in the rate of filament formation with increasing laser pulse power at the onset of conical emission from the filaments. Experimental and numerical results are presented.
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M. Centurion, Y. Pu, M. Tsang, and D. Psaltis, "Phase Transition in the Filament Generation Process in a Kerr Medium," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QMI3.
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