Picosecond Laser Filamentation in Air

Pavel G. Polynkin, Andreas Schmitt-Sody, Heiko G. Kurz, Luc Berge, Stefan Skupin

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Abstract

We show that in picosecond laser filamentation in air, impact ionization mechanism facilitates the formation of dense yet continuous plasma channels. Picosecond filamentation may combine the advantages of femtosecond filamentation and nanosecond optical breakdown regimes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557520012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2015Jul 31 2015

Publication series

NameNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015

Other

OtherNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKauai
Period7/26/157/31/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Polynkin, P. G., Schmitt-Sody, A., Kurz, H. G., Berge, L., & Skupin, S. (2015). Picosecond Laser Filamentation in Air. In Nonlinear Optics, NLO 2015 [NTh1A.6] (Nonlinear Optics, NLO 2015). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/NLO.2015.NTh1A.6