Ultraviolet filamentation in air

Jens Schwarz, Patrick Rambo, Jean Claude Diels, Miroslav Kolesik, Ewan M. Wright, Jerry V. Moloney

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Ultrashort UV pulses are seen to self-focus in air and form meter length filaments. Various measurements (spectrum, size, conductivity) indicate that the balance of the processes that produce the filament are different in the UV compared to the IR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-390
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 15 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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