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Filamentation of powerful frequency-modulated femtosecond laser pulse on a vertical path in the atmosphere
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Paper Abstract

The possibility of chirped laser pulses application for "high-altitude" light filament generation during propagation of the high-power femtosecond radiation on vertical atmospheric path taking into account the changing of a nonlinear interactions constants versus altitude. It is shown on the basis of the model of barometrical reduction of the air density and corresponding increase of the critical self-focusing power we can really operate the nonlinear beam focus location using chirping. The pulse without frequency modulation propagates on th path in linear regime without filament forming and chirping of such pulse leads to its temporal compression and as a result to light filament formation with high peak intensity.

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Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6160, Twelfth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics, 61601J (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675328
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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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