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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10424–10430

Control of filamentation induced by femtosecond laser pulses propagating in air

Z. Jin, J. Zhang, M.H. Xu, X. Lu, Y.T. Li, Z.H. Wang, Z.Y. Wei, X.H. Yuan, and W. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10424-10430 (2005)

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Filamentation formed by self-focusing of intense laser pulses propagating in air is investigated. It is found that the position of filamentation can be controlled continuously by changing the laser power and divergence angle of the laser beam. An analytical model for the process is given.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Z. Jin, J. Zhang, M. H. Xu, X. Lu, Y. T. Li, Z. H. Wang, Z. Y. Wei, X. H. Yuan, and W. Yu, "Control of filamentation induced by femtosecond laser pulses propagating in air," Opt. Express 13, 10424-10430 (2005)

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