Self-channeling of Terawatt-power CO2 laser Pulses in Air

Sergei Tochitsky, Eric Welch, Misha Polyanskiy, Igor Pogorelsky, Paris Panagiotopoulos, Jerome V Moloney, Chan Joshi

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Abstract

We report the first observation of Kerr self-focusing of 3 ps TW CO2 laser pulses in atmosphere. A centimeter diameter, 30m long, 10-μm light channel containing a few Joules of energy is generated and characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781943580422
StatePublished - Aug 6 2018
Event2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 13 2018May 18 2018

Other

Other2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/13/185/18/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Tochitsky, S., Welch, E., Polyanskiy, M., Pogorelsky, I., Panagiotopoulos, P., Moloney, J. V., & Joshi, C. (2018). Self-channeling of Terawatt-power CO2 laser Pulses in Air. In 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings [8426599] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..