15 October 2013 Controlling plasma channels through ultrashort laser pulse filamentation
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A review of studies fulfilled at the Lebedev Institute in collaboration with the Moscow State University and Institute of Atmospheric Optics in Tomsk (Siberia) on influence of various characteristics of ultrashort laser pulse on plasma channels formed under its filamentation is presented. Filamentation of high-power laser pulses with wavefront controlled by a deformable mirror, with cross-sections spatially formed by various diaphragms and with different wavelengths was experimentally and numerically studied. An application of plasma channels formed due to filamentation of ultrashort laser pulse including a train of such pulses for triggering and guiding electric discharge is discussed.
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Andrey A. Ionin, Andrey A. Ionin, Leonid V. Seleznev, Leonid V. Seleznev, Elena S. Sunchugasheva, Elena S. Sunchugasheva, } "Controlling plasma channels through ultrashort laser pulse filamentation", Proc. SPIE 8898, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures X; and High-Power Lasers 2013: Technology and Systems, 88980Z (15 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028118; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2028118
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