Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser Academic Article uri icon


  • The propagation of a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser pulse in air is studied as a function of initial chirp. The chirp conditions for optimising air ionisation at long distance are presented. Ionisation channels are observed over a distance reaching 400 m. 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Mechain, G., D'Amico, C., Andre, Y. B., Tzortzakis, S., Franco, M., Prade, B., ... Sauerbrey, R.

citation count

  • 167

complete list of authors

  • Méchain, G||André, Y-B||Tzortzakis, S||Franco, M||Prade, B||Mysyrowicz, A||Couairon, A||Salmon, E||Sauerbrey, R

publication date

  • March 2005