Self-channeling of Terawatt-power CO2 laser pulses in air

Sergei Tochitsky, Eric Welch, Misha Polyanskiy, Igor Pogorelsky, Paris Panagiotopoulos, Jerome Moloney, Chan Joshi

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We report the first observation of Kerr self-focusing of 3 ps TW CO2 laser pulses in atmosphere. A centimeter diameter, 30m long, 10-μm light channel containing a few Joules of energy is generated and characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2018
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580422
StatePublished - 2018
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 13 2018May 18 2018

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F93-CLEO_QELS 2018
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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