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High-power femtosecond light strings as novel atmospheric probes
Author(s): Jerome V. Moloney; Miroslav Kolesik; Ewan M. Wright; Michal Mlejnek
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Paper Abstract

High-power, femtosecond light filaments, also termed light strings, are experimentally observed to propagate over distances which substantially exceed the diffraction lengths that would correspond to their transverse dimensions. Thus, they provide a way to deliver high powers of focused light over long distance, and may potentially serve as light probes in remote sensing. We concentrate on a theoretical understanding of the underlying physics. In this talk, we review the results of our computer simulations providing insight into the rich spatio-temporal dynamics of this interesting phenomenon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring, (13 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417070
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Jerome V. Moloney, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Miroslav Kolesik, Univ. of Arizona and Institute of Physics (United States)
Ewan M. Wright, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michal Mlejnek, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4153:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring
Upendra N. Singh; Upendra N. Singh; Kazuhiro Asai; Toshikasu Itabe; Toshihiro Ogawa; Nobuo Sugimoto, Editor(s)

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