Optical heating of femtosecond laser filaments for longrange guidance of electrical discharges in air

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that through conditioning dilute plasma in femtosecond laser filaments in air by an energetic nanosecond laser pulse, we reduce the breakdown voltage along the filament by up to the factor of 40.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period6/8/146/13/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Scheller, M., Born, N., Moloney, J. V., & Polynkin, P. (2014). Optical heating of femtosecond laser filaments for longrange guidance of electrical discharges in air. In CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of American (OSA).