13 February 2001 High-power femtosecond light strings as novel atmospheric probes
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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.
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Jerome V. Moloney, Jerome V. Moloney, Miroslav Kolesik, Miroslav Kolesik, Ewan M. Wright, Ewan M. Wright, Michal Mlejnek, Michal Mlejnek, } "High-power femtosecond light strings as novel atmospheric probes", Proc. SPIE 4153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring, (13 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417070; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417070

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