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Ultrashort laser applications in lidar and atmospheric sciences
Author(s): Jerome Kasparian; Riad Bourayou; Veronique Boutou; Catherine Favre; Guillaume Mejean; Didier Mondelain; Andre Mysyrowicz; Miguel Rodriguez; Estelle Salmon; Roland A. Sauerbrey; Holger Wille; Jean-Pierre Wolf; Ludger Woeste; Jin Yu; L. Klingbeil; K. Rethmeier; W. Kalkner; A. Hartzes; H. Lehman; J. Eisloeffel; Bringfried Stecklum; J. Winkler; Uwe Laux; S. Hoenger; Yong-Le Pan; Richard K. Chang; Steve C. Hill
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of ultrashort, ultra-intense laser pulses gives rise to strongly nonlinear processes. In particular, filamentation is observed, yielding an ionized, conducting plasma channel where white-light supercontinuum due to self-phase modulation occurs. This supercontinuum, extending from the UV to the IR, is a suitable "white laser" source for atmospheric remote sensing, and especially Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging). Recent significant results in this regard are presented, as well as lightning control using ultrashort laser pulses. The application of ultrashort-pulse lidar to aerosol monitoring is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5226, 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (4 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.519494
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Jerome Kasparian, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
Riad Bourayou, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Veronique Boutou, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
Catherine Favre, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
Guillaume Mejean, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
Didier Mondelain, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)
Andre Mysyrowicz, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Miguel Rodriguez, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Estelle Salmon, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
Roland A. Sauerbrey, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Holger Wille, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
Ludger Woeste, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Jin Yu, Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon\CNRS (France)
L. Klingbeil, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
K. Rethmeier, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
W. Kalkner, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
A. Hartzes, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
H. Lehman, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
J. Eisloeffel, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
Bringfried Stecklum, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
J. Winkler, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
Uwe Laux, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
S. Hoenger, Thueringer Landesternwarte (Germany)
Yong-Le Pan, Yale Univ. (United States)
Richard K. Chang, Yale Univ. (United States)
Steve C. Hill, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5226:
12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Alexander A. Serafetinides; Ivan N. Kolev, Editor(s)

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