Optically turbulent femtosecond light guide in air

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Abstract

The onset and recurrence of multiple light filaments during the long-distance propagation of intense femtosecond infrared pulses in air is shown to share features with strong turbulence in other physical systems. Here, however, space-time collapse events drive the turbulence, and plasma defocusing, not dissipation, is the dominant mechanism regularizing the collapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2938-2941
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume83
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 11 1999

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Optically turbulent femtosecond light guide in air. / Mlejnek, M.; Kolesik, Miroslav; Moloney, Jerome V; Wright, Ewan M.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 83, No. 15, 11.10.1999, p. 2938-2941.

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