Dense plasma channel generation in air using femtosecond-picosecond laser pulse sequences

Andreas Schmitt-Sody, Adrian Lucero, William P. Latham, William P. Roach, Jerome V Moloney, Pavel G Polynkin

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Abstract

We densify dilute plasma in femtosecond laser filaments by heating it with energetic 200 picosecond-long laser pulses. Differently from the case of nanosecond heating, the densified plasma channels, under certain conditions, remain smooth and continuous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 14 2013

Other

OtherCLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/9/136/14/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Schmitt-Sody, A., Lucero, A., Latham, W. P., Roach, W. P., Moloney, J. V., & Polynkin, P. G. (2013). Dense plasma channel generation in air using femtosecond-picosecond laser pulse sequences. In CLEO: Science and Innovations, CLEO_SI 2013