Femtosecond Laser Filamentation

  • See Leang Chin

Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 1-9
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    Pages 11-48
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    Pages 49-59
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    Pages 61-70
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    Pages 71-76
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    Pages 93-101
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    Pages 103-118
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-130

About this book


Femtosecond Laser Filamentation gives a comprehensive review of the physics of propagation of intense femtosecond laser pulses in optical media (principally air) and the applications and challenges of this new technique.

This book presents the modern understanding of the physics of femtosecond laser pulse propagation, including unusual new effects such as the self-transformation of the pulse into a white light laser pulse, intensity clamping, the physics of multiple filamentation and competition, and how filaments’ ability to melt glass leads to wave guide writing. The potential applications of laser filamentation in atmospheric sensing and the generation of other electromagnetic pulses from the UV to the radio frequency are treated, together with possible future challenges in the excitation of super-excited states of molecules. Exciting new phenomena such as filament induced ultrafast birefringence and the excitation of molecular rotational wave packets and their multiple revivals in air (gases) will also be discussed.

This volume provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of these topics currently available. It will be of great interest to scientists and researchers using intense femtosecond laser pulses as well as to graduate students and researchers who wish to learn more about the field.


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Authors and affiliations

  • See Leang Chin
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  1. 1.andCenter for Optics, Photonics & LasersQuebecCanada

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