Break-up, coalescence and self-guiding of femtosecond laser pulses in air Academic Article uri icon


  • Femtosecond laser pulses propagating in air are investigated. For input powers as high as 25 times the self-focusing threshold, the pulses are shown to break up into two spots, which coalesce into a self-guided beam.

published proceedings

  • Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals, and Applications. Technical Digest. Postconference Edition. TOPS Vol.46 (IEEE Cat. No.00CH37174)

author list (cited authors)

  • Couairon, A., Berge, L., Tzortzakis, S., Franco, M., Chiron, A., Lamouroux, B., ... Mysyrowicz, A

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Couairon, A||Berge, L||Tzortzakis, S||Franco, M||Chiron, A||Lamouroux, B||Andre, Y-B||Prade, B||Mysyrowicz, A

publication date

  • January 2000