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Integral parameters of high-power femtosecond laser radiation during filamentation in air
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Paper Abstract

The main effective parameters of high-power femtosecond laser radiation (energy transfer coefficient, effective radius, effective duration, limiting angular divergence, and effective intensity) during its propagation along an atmospheric horizontal path under the conditions of filamentation have been investigated theoretically. It is shown that the process of self-action of this radiation is characterized by formation of a nonlinearity layer, after which the radiation propagates linearly with the limiting divergence lower that the initial diffraction-limited divergence of the beam. The effective pulse duration and the effective beam radius increase after the passage through the nonlinearity layer, and their values are mostly determined by the initial beam power and weakly depending on the initial spatial focusing of the beam. The coefficient of energy transmission for the femto-second pulse is lower than in the linear medium and has a tendency to decrease with the increase of the power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6160, Twelfth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics, 61601I (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675316
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Alexander A. Zemlyanov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Yuri E. Geints, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6160:
Twelfth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics
Gelii A. Zherebtsov; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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