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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1997
  • pp: 304–306

Moving focus in the propagation of ultrashort laser pulses in air

A. Brodeur, C. Y. Chien, F. A. Ilkov, S. L. Chin, O. G. Kosareva, and V. P. Kandidov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 304-306 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.22.000304


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Abstract

The long light filaments generated in air by powerful ultrashort laser pulses, previously attributed to self-channeling, were investigated by use of gigawatt pulses from a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse-amplification laser system. A filament contained only a small fraction of the pulse energy and always ended at the diffraction length of the beam (~100 m), independently of the pulse energy. These features are explained by the moving-focus model, which is presented as an alternative to the self-channeling model. Computer simulations involving ionization of the air also support the moving-focus model.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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A. Brodeur, C. Y. Chien, F. A. Ilkov, S. L. Chin, O. G. Kosareva, and V. P. Kandidov, "Moving focus in the propagation of ultrashort laser pulses in air," Opt. Lett. 22, 304-306 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-22-5-304

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