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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5052–5057

Long spatio-temporally stationary filaments in air using short pulse UV laser Bessel beams

D. Abdollahpour, P. Panagiotopoulos, M. Turconi, O. Jedrkiewicz, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Couairon, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5052-5057 (2009)

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The formation of long stationary filaments resulting in uniform high density plasma strings in air using short pulse UV laser Bessel beams is shown. The length and the electron density of the plasma strings can be easily tuned by adjusting the conical Bessel wavefront angle. It is shown that in this regime the length of the plasma string can be extended over meter-long scales without any compromise in the string uniformity or any temporal evolution of the filamented laser pulse.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(280.5395) Remote sensing and sensors : Plasma diagnostics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Darioush Abdollahpour, Paris Panagiotopoulos, Margherita Turconi, Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, Daniele Faccio, Paolo Di Trapani, Arnaud Couairon, Dimitris Papazoglou, and Stelios Tzortzakis, "Long spatio-temporally stationary filaments in air using short pulse UV laser Bessel beams," Opt. Express 17, 5052-5057 (2009)

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