Effect of Light Polarization on Plasma Distribution and Filament Formation

  • L. Arissian
  • D. Mirell
  • J. Yeak
  • S. Rostami
  • J.-C. Diels
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 125)


We show that filament formation has a strong dependence on the laser light polarization for 200 fs light at 790 nm. Filamentation does not exist for a pure circularly polarized light, propagating in vacuum before focusing in air, while there is no difference for focusing the light in air or vacuum for linearly polarized light.


Linear Polarization Light Polarization Bessel Beam Nonlinear Focus Electron Momentum Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Arissian
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • D. Mirell
    • 4
  • J. Yeak
    • 4
  • S. Rostami
    • 4
  • J.-C. Diels
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Joint Laboratory for Attosecond ScienceUniversity of Ottawa and National Research CouncilOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  4. 4.Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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