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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Jun. 12, 2006
  • pp: 4946–4957

Control of the collapse distance in atmospheric propagation

Gadi Fibich, Yonatan Sivan, Yosi Ehrlich, Einat Louzon, Moshe Fraenkel, Shmuel Eisenmann, Yiftach Katzir, and Arie Zigler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 4946-4957 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.004946


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Abstract

We show experimentally for ultrashort laser pulses propagating in air, that the collapse/filamentation distance of intense laser pulses in the atmosphere can be extended and controlled with a simple double-lens setup. We derive a simple formula for the filamentation distance, and confirm its agreement with the experimental results. We also observe that delaying the onset of filamentation increases the filament length.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2006
Published: June 12, 2006

Citation
Gadi Fibich, Yonatan Sivan, Yosi Ehrlich, Einat Louzon, Moshe Fraenkel, Shmuel Eisenmann, Yiftach Katzir, and Arie Zigler, "Control of the collapse distance in atmospheric propagation," Opt. Express 14, 4946-4957 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-12-4946


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