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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 499–502

Energy interchange between large-scale free propagating filaments and its background reservoir

Zuoqiang Hao, Jie Zhang, Xin Lu, Tingting Xi, Zhe Zhang, and Zhaohua Wang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 499-502 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.000499


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Abstract

Multiple filaments surrounded by a large area of energy reservoir have been generated by a free propagating intense femtosecond laser pulse in air. The effects of the energy reservoir on the filament core have been investigated by inserting a diaphragm in a selected single filament path to block the energy of the reservoir. The evolution of filamentation has been studied experimentally and numerically as a function of diaphragm size. Both experimental and numerical results show that for millimeter size filaments with hundreds of meters distance, the energy reservoir can be extended to about 10 mm from the filament core.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2009
Published: February 19, 2009

Citation
Zuoqiang Hao, Jie Zhang, Xin Lu, Tingting Xi, Zhe Zhang, and Zhaohua Wang, "Energy interchange between large-scale free propagating filaments and its background reservoir," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 499-502 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-3-499


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