Quantum molecular lensing of femtosecond laser optical/plasma filaments

Varma, S.; Chen, Y.-H.; Milchberg, H. M.
May 2009
Physics of Plasmas;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p056702
Academic Journal
The long-range filamentary propagation of intense femtosecond pulses in atmosphere has been observed for the first time to be strongly effected by quantum rotational wave packets. A two-pulse experiment shows that a filamenting probe pulse can be steered and trapped in or destroyed by the rotational alignment wake following a pump filament.


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