, Volume 101, Issue 1-2, pp 15-22

Energy scaling-up of stable single filament

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Abstract

The influence of the input pulse chirp and energy on the filamentation process is studied. Output beam profiles, spectra and energies were systematically measured by changing the pulse chirp for different input energies. A map of the different energy-chirp regions was compiled. It shows that high-energy stable single filament can be obtained by using chirped input pulses, allowing the scaling-up of the energy throughput in the filament. Moreover, under high-energy regimes nonlinear effects induced by chirped pulses could produce pulse post-compression.