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 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 publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781557529725
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 14 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013

Other

Other2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/9/136/14/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Schmitt-Sody, A., Lucero, A., Latham, W. P., Roach, W. P., Moloney, J. V., & Polynkin, P. (2013). Dense plasma channel generation in air using femtosecond-picosecond laser pulse sequences. In 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013 [6833518] (2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2013). IEEE Computer Society.