Laser Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 8, pp 962–964

What is a filament?

  • S. L. Chin
  • Y. Chen
  • O. Kosareva
  • V. P. Kandidov
  • F. Théberge
Interaction of Laser Radiation with Matter

Abstract

By using intensity clamping as a guideline for the definition of a filament, we propose that a filament is the propagation core where plasma is generated.

PACS numbers

42.65.Re 42.65.Sf 42.65.Jx 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Chin
    • 1
  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • O. Kosareva
    • 2
  • V. P. Kandidov
    • 2
  • F. Théberge
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre d’Optique, Photonique et Laser (COPL) and Département de physique, de génie physique et d’optiqueUniversité LavalQuébecCanada
  2. 2.International Laser Center, Physics DepartmentMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Defense Research and Development Canada-ValcartierQuébecCanada

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