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A virtual antenna produced in air by intense femtosecond laser pulses
Author(s): G. Méchain; A. Mysyrowicz; M. Depiesse; M. Pellet
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Paper Abstract

When propagating in air intense femtosecond laser pulses organize into intense self-guided light pulses. In turn, such self-guided pulses generate in their wake extended thin plasma columns. We show that these plasma columns act like antennas able to radiate electromagnetic pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, 59890S (4 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.631202
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G. Méchain, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (France)
Ecole Polytechnique (France)
A. Mysyrowicz, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (France)
Ecole Polytechnique (France)
M. Depiesse, Ministère de la Défense (France)
M. Pellet, Ministère de la Défense (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5989:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
Sean M. Kirkpatrick; David H. Titterton; Roger Appleby; J. Martyn Chamberlain; Razvan Stoian; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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