Applied Physics B

, Volume 68, Issue 4, pp 753–756

Electrical conductivity of long plasma channels in air generated by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses

  • H. Schillinger
  • R. Sauerbrey
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DOI: 10.1007/s003400050699

Cite this article as:
Schillinger, H. & Sauerbrey, R. Appl Phys B (1999) 68: 753. doi:10.1007/s003400050699


>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.

PACS: 42.65.Wi; 51.50.+v; 92.60.Pw

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schillinger
    • 1
  • R. Sauerbrey
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, GermanyDE