Control of femtosecond pulse filament formation in air through variation of the initial chirp of the pulse

Xin Miao Zhao, R. Jason Jones, C. E.M. Strauss, David J. Funk, J. P. Roberts, A. J. Taylor

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Abstract

The feasibility of performing self-filamentation of femtosecond pulses in air is investigated experimentally. A Ti:sapphire chirped pulse amplification laser system producing 150-fs, 15-mJ pulses at a 5 Hz repetition rate is used. Results reveal that filamentation in air occurs only for a sufficiently large negatively chirped pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-378
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: May 18 1997May 23 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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