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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1772–1774

Control of multiple filamentation in air

Gadi Fibich, Shmuel Eisenmann, Boaz Ilan, and Arie Zigler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 1772-1774 (2004)

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In this Letter we provide what is believed to be the first experimental evidence of suppression of the number of filaments for high-intensity laser pulses propagating in air by beam astigmatism. We also show that the number, pattern, and spatial stability of the filaments can be controlled by varying the angle that a focusing lens makes with the axial direction of propagation. This new methodology can be useful for applications involving atmospheric propagation, such as remote sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Gadi Fibich, Shmuel Eisenmann, Boaz Ilan, and Arie Zigler, "Control of multiple filamentation in air," Opt. Lett. 29, 1772-1774 (2004)

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