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Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Jan 20;96(2):025003. Epub 2006 Jan 20.

Interaction of light filaments generated by femtosecond laser pulses in air.

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  • 1Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China.

Abstract

The interaction of two light filaments propagating in air is simulated. Simulations show that the interaction of the two light filaments displays interesting features such as attraction, fusion, repulsion, and spiral propagation, depending on the relative phase shift and the crossing angle between them. A long and stable channel can be formed by fusing two in-phase light filaments. The channel becomes unstable with the increase of the crossing angle and phase shift. The interaction of two light filaments in different planes is studied and the spiral propagation is observed.

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