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Opt Express. 2008 Jan 7;16(1):466-93.

Physics and applications of atmospheric nonlinear optics and filamentation.

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GAP, Université de Genève, 20 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, CH-1211 Genève, Switzerland. jkaspari@lasim.univ-lyon1.fr

Abstract

We review the properties and applications of ultrashort laser pulses in the atmosphere, with a particular focus on filamentation. Filamentation is a non-linear propagation regime specific of ultrashort and ultraintense laser pulses in the atmosphere. Typical applications include remote sensing of atmospheric gases and aerosols, lightning control, laser-induced spectroscopy, coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering, and the generation of sub-THz radiation.

PMID:
18521179
DOI:
10.1364/oe.16.000466
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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