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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 466–493

Physics and applications of atmospheric nonlinear optics and filamentation

Jérôme Kasparian and Jean-Pierre Wolf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 466-493 (2008)

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We review the properties and applications of ultrashort laser pulses in the atmosphere, with a particular focus on filamentation. Filamentation is a non-linear propagation regime specific of ultrashort and ultraintense laser pulses in the atmosphere. Typical applications include remote sensing of atmospheric gases and aerosols, lightning control, laser-induced spectroscopy, coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering, and the generation of sub-THz radiation.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Localization and Filamentation Effects

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2007
Published: January 4, 2008

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