Long spatio-temporally stationary filaments in air using short pulse UV laser Bessel beams

D. Abdollahpour, P. Panagiotopoulos, M. Turconi, O. Jedrkiewicz, D. Faccio, P. Di Trapani, A. Couairon, D. G. Papazoglou, S. Tzortzakis

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The formation of long stationary filaments resulting in uniform high density plasma strings in air using short pulse UV laser Bessel beams is shown. The length and the electron density of the plasma strings can be easily tuned by adjusting the conical Bessel wavefront angle. It is shown that in this regime the length of the plasma string can be extended over meter-long scales without any compromise in the string uniformity or any temporal evolution of the filamented laser pulse. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5052-5057
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2009

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