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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
High Field—Plasmas and Sources (QMJ)

Electron Density of the Femtosecond Optical Filament in Air

Yu-hsin Chen, Sanjay R. Varma, and Howard Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations


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We present the first direct radially and axially space-resolved measurement of electron density over the full length of a femtosecond optical filament in air, allowing elucidation of the air nonlinearity leading to beam collapse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

Y. Chen, S. R. Varma, and H. Milchberg, "Electron Density of the Femtosecond Optical Filament in Air," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QMJ5.

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