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Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser

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Abstract

The propagation of a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser pulse in air is studied as a function of initial chirp. The chirp conditions for optimising air ionisation at long distance are presented. Ionisation channels are observed over a distance reaching 400 m.

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hal-00463613 , version 1 (13-03-2010)

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Grégoire Méchain, Ciro d'Amico, Yves-Bernard André, Stellios Tzortzakis, Michel Franco, et al.. Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser. Optics Communications, 2005, 247 (1), pp.171-180. ⟨10.1016/j.optcom.2004.11.052⟩. ⟨hal-00463613⟩
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