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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 5968–5973

Long lifetime air plasma channel generated by femtosecond laser pulse sequence

Xiao-Long Liu, Xin Lu, Jing-Long Ma, Liu-Bin Feng, Xu-lei Ge, Yi Zheng, Yu-Tong Li, Li-Ming Chen, Quan-Li Dong, Wei-Min Wang, Zhao-Hua Wang, Hao Teng, Zhi-Yi Wei, and Jie Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 5968-5973 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.005968


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Abstract

Lifetime of laser plasma channel is significantly prolonged using femtosecond laser pulse sequence, which is generated from a chirped pulse amplification laser system with pure multi-pass amplification chain. Time-resolved fluorescence images and electrical conductivity measurement are used to characterize the lifetime of the plasma channel. Prolongation of plasma channel lifetime up to microsecond level is observed using the pulse sequence.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2012
Published: February 27, 2012

Citation
Xiao-Long Liu, Xin Lu, Jing-Long Ma, Liu-Bin Feng, Xu-lei Ge, Yi Zheng, Yu-Tong Li, Li-Ming Chen, Quan-Li Dong, Wei-Min Wang, Zhao-Hua Wang, Hao Teng, Zhi-Yi Wei, and Jie Zhang, "Long lifetime air plasma channel generated by femtosecond laser pulse sequence," Opt. Express 20, 5968-5973 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-5968


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