Electrical conductivity of long plasma channels in air generated by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses
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- Schillinger, H. & Sauerbrey, R. Appl Phys B (1999) 68: 753. doi:10.1007/s003400050699
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>1012 cm-3) in the filaments, which plays a crucial role in the interplay of diffraction and self-focussing, leading to the formation of long stable channels. These filaments may have applications for laser-triggered lightning.