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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26836–26845

Kilometer range filamentation

Magali Durand, Aurélien Houard, Bernard Prade, André Mysyrowicz, Anne Durécu, Bernard Moreau, Didier Fleury, Olivier Vasseur, Hartmut Borchert, Karsten Diener, Rudiger Schmitt, Francis Théberge, Marc Chateauneuf, Jean-François Daigle, and Jacques Dubois  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26836-26845 (2013)

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We demonstrate for the first time the possibility to generate long plasma channels up to a distance of 1 km, using the terawatt femtosecond T&T laser facility. The plasma density was optimized by adjusting the chirp, the focusing and beam diameter. The interaction of filaments with transparent and opaque targets was studied.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2013
Published: October 30, 2013

Magali Durand, Aurélien Houard, Bernard Prade, André Mysyrowicz, Anne Durécu, Bernard Moreau, Didier Fleury, Olivier Vasseur, Hartmut Borchert, Karsten Diener, Rudiger Schmitt, Francis Théberge, Marc Chateauneuf, Jean-François Daigle, and Jacques Dubois, "Kilometer range filamentation," Opt. Express 21, 26836-26845 (2013)

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