Optical breakdown of air triggered by femtosecond laser filaments

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Abstract

We report experiments on the generation of dense plasma channels in ambient air using a dual laser pulse excitation scheme. The dilute plasma produced through the filamentation of an ultraintense femtosecond laser pulse is densified via avalanche ionization driven by a co-propagating multi-Joule nanosecond pulse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151103
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2011

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Optical breakdown of air triggered by femtosecond laser filaments. / Polynkin, Pavel G; Moloney, Jerome V.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 99, No. 15, 151103, 10.10.2011.

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