Time-evolution of the plasma channel at the trail of a self-guided IR femtosecond laser pulse in air Academic Article uri icon


  • The density and decay kinetics of a plasma channel created in air by a self-guided intense ultrashort laser pulse is determined by a new electric cross-conductivity method and by diffraction interferometry. A fast decay is measured, due to the dominant intrinsic recombination process at high plasma density.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Tzortzakis, S., Prade, B., Franco, M., & Mysyrowicz, A.

citation count

  • 214

complete list of authors

  • Tzortzakis, S||Prade, B||Franco, M||Mysyrowicz, A

publication date

  • July 2000