Abstract

Filamentation of focused UV and IR femtosecond laser pulses and plasma channel formation governed by variable wavefront distortions was experimentally and numerically studied. A deformable mirror was used to control the plasma channel length by introducing a spherical aberration into the initial transverse spatial distribution of a femtosecond laser pulse. An at least double increase of the plasma channel length was observed with increasing deformation of the mirror. Numerical calculations show that the hat-like phase shape of the aberration ensures that the energy of the initial laser pulse remains confined for a longer distance within the limited transverse size of the filament.

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2013 (3)

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

2012 (3)

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Z. Hao, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, W. M. Nakaema, and L. Woeste, “Femtosecond laser filament-fringes in fused silica,” Opt. Express 197799–7806 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (2)

Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (4)

J.-F. Daigle, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, M. Begin, F. Lessard, C. Marceau, Y. Kamali, G. Roy, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “A simple method to significantly increase filaments’ length and ionization density,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 249–257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 282, 129–134 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, M. Châteauneuf, G. Tremblay, F. Théberge, J. Dubois, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Remote sensing with intense filaments enhanced by adaptive optics,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 701–713 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Kandidov, S. A. Shlenov, and O. G. Kosareva, “Filamentation of high-power femtosecond laser radiation,” Quantum Electron. 39, 205–228 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

M. Chateauneuf, S. Payeur, J. Dubois, and J.-C. Kieffer, “Microwave guiding in air by a cylindrical filament array waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 091104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, J. Bernhard, W. Liu, C. Marceau, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, “Generation of powerful filaments at a long distance using adaptive optics,” Opt. Commun. 2813327–3335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (4)

N. A. Panov, O. G. Kosareva, V. P. Kandidov, N. Akozbek, M. Scalora, and S. L. Chin, “Plasma channel localisation during multiple filamentation in air,” Quantum Electron. 37, 1153–1158 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, “Ultrashort filaments of light in weakly ionized, optically transparent media,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633–1713 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media,” Phys. Rep. 441, 47–189 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Akozbek, V. P. Kandidov, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, J.-F. Gravel, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Controlling a bunch of multiple filaments by means of a beam diameter,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 111–122 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (5)

W. Liu and S. L. Chin, “Direct measurement of the critical power of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulse in air,” Opt. Express 13, 5750–5755 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jin, J. Zhang, M. H. Xu, X. Lu, Y. T. Li, Z. H. Wang, Z. Y. Wei, X. H. Yuan, and W. Yu, “Control of filamentation induced by femtosecond laser pulses propagating in air,” Opt. Express 13, 10424–10430 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
[CrossRef]

O. G. Kosareva, A. V. Grigor’evskii, and V. P. Kandidov, “Formation of extended plasma channels in a condensed medium upon axicon focusing of a femtosecond laser pulse,” Quantum Electron. 35, 1013–1014 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

I. S. Golubtsov, V. P. Kandidov, and O. G. Kosareva, “Initial phase modulation of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse as a tool for controlling its filamentation and generation of a supercontinuum in air,” Quantum Electron. 33, 525–530 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

A. Couairon and L. Berge, “Light filaments in air for ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 135003 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

E. M. Bazelyan and Yu. P. Raĭzer, “The mechanism of lightning attraction and the problem of lightning initiation by lasers,” Phys. Usp. 43, 701–716 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

X. M. Zhao, Y. C. Wang, J.-C. Diels, and J. Elizondo, “Femtosecond ultraviolet laser pulse induced lightning discharges in gases,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 599–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

A. M. Perelomov, V. S. Popov, and M. V. Terent’ev, “Ionization of atoms in an alternating electric field,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 1393–1409 (1966).

1962 (1)

G. A. Askar’yan, “Effects of the gradient of a strong electromagnetic beam on electrons and atoms,” Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 1088–1090 (1962).

Ackermann, R.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Akozbek, N.

N. A. Panov, O. G. Kosareva, V. P. Kandidov, N. Akozbek, M. Scalora, and S. L. Chin, “Plasma channel localisation during multiple filamentation in air,” Quantum Electron. 37, 1153–1158 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Akozbek, V. P. Kandidov, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, J.-F. Gravel, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Controlling a bunch of multiple filaments by means of a beam diameter,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 111–122 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Aközbek, N.

S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Akturk, S.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 282, 129–134 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Andre, Y. B.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Askar’yan, G. A.

G. A. Askar’yan, “Effects of the gradient of a strong electromagnetic beam on electrons and atoms,” Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 1088–1090 (1962).

Azarm, A.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, J. Bernhard, W. Liu, C. Marceau, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, “Generation of powerful filaments at a long distance using adaptive optics,” Opt. Commun. 2813327–3335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bazelyan, E. M.

E. M. Bazelyan and Yu. P. Raĭzer, “The mechanism of lightning attraction and the problem of lightning initiation by lasers,” Phys. Usp. 43, 701–716 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Becker, A.

S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Begin, M.

J.-F. Daigle, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, M. Begin, F. Lessard, C. Marceau, Y. Kamali, G. Roy, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “A simple method to significantly increase filaments’ length and ionization density,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 249–257 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Berge, L.

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T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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M. Chateauneuf, S. Payeur, J. Dubois, and J.-C. Kieffer, “Microwave guiding in air by a cylindrical filament array waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 091104 (2008).
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T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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Konyashchenko, A. V.

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Kosareva, O.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Kosareva, O. G.

A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J.-F. Daigle, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, M. Begin, F. Lessard, C. Marceau, Y. Kamali, G. Roy, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “A simple method to significantly increase filaments’ length and ionization density,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 249–257 (2009).
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V. P. Kandidov, S. A. Shlenov, and O. G. Kosareva, “Filamentation of high-power femtosecond laser radiation,” Quantum Electron. 39, 205–228 (2009).
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N. A. Panov, O. G. Kosareva, V. P. Kandidov, N. Akozbek, M. Scalora, and S. L. Chin, “Plasma channel localisation during multiple filamentation in air,” Quantum Electron. 37, 1153–1158 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Akozbek, V. P. Kandidov, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, J.-F. Gravel, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Controlling a bunch of multiple filaments by means of a beam diameter,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 111–122 (2006).
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O. G. Kosareva, A. V. Grigor’evskii, and V. P. Kandidov, “Formation of extended plasma channels in a condensed medium upon axicon focusing of a femtosecond laser pulse,” Quantum Electron. 35, 1013–1014 (2005).
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S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
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I. S. Golubtsov, V. P. Kandidov, and O. G. Kosareva, “Initial phase modulation of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse as a tool for controlling its filamentation and generation of a supercontinuum in air,” Quantum Electron. 33, 525–530 (2003).
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Krokhin, O. N.

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Krushelnick, K.

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
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Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
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Lessard, F.

J.-F. Daigle, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, M. Begin, F. Lessard, C. Marceau, Y. Kamali, G. Roy, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “A simple method to significantly increase filaments’ length and ionization density,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 249–257 (2009).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
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A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
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V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Li, R.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
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Li, Y. T.

Liu, J. S.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
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Liu, W.

J.-F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, J. Bernhard, W. Liu, C. Marceau, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, “Generation of powerful filaments at a long distance using adaptive optics,” Opt. Commun. 2813327–3335 (2008).
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O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Akozbek, V. P. Kandidov, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, J.-F. Gravel, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Controlling a bunch of multiple filaments by means of a beam diameter,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 111–122 (2006).
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W. Liu and S. L. Chin, “Direct measurement of the critical power of femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser pulse in air,” Opt. Express 13, 5750–5755 (2005).
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S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W. W.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
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Luo, Q.

O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Akozbek, V. P. Kandidov, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, J.-F. Gravel, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Controlling a bunch of multiple filaments by means of a beam diameter,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 111–122 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
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T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
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J.-F. Daigle, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, M. Begin, F. Lessard, C. Marceau, Y. Kamali, G. Roy, V. P. Kandidov, and S. L. Chin, “A simple method to significantly increase filaments’ length and ionization density,” Appl. Phys. B 94, 249–257 (2009).
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J.-F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, J. Bernhard, W. Liu, C. Marceau, A. Azarm, and S. L. Chin, “Generation of powerful filaments at a long distance using adaptive optics,” Opt. Commun. 2813327–3335 (2008).
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V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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Mesyats, G. A.

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Molchanov, A. G.

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Murphy, C. D.

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 282, 129–134 (2009).
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A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond filamentation in transparent media,” Phys. Rep. 441, 47–189 (2007).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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Najmudin, Z.

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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Norreys, P. A.

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
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A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
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N. A. Panov, O. G. Kosareva, V. P. Kandidov, N. Akozbek, M. Scalora, and S. L. Chin, “Plasma channel localisation during multiple filamentation in air,” Quantum Electron. 37, 1153–1158 (2007).
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G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Rowlands-Rees, T. P.

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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J. F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, M. Châteauneuf, G. Tremblay, F. Théberge, J. Dubois, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Remote sensing with intense filaments enhanced by adaptive optics,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 701–713 (2009).
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G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
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S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
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A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
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Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
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V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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Shutov, A. V.

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
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A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
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Stelmaszczyk, K.

Z. Hao, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, W. M. Nakaema, and L. Woeste, “Femtosecond laser filament-fringes in fused silica,” Opt. Express 197799–7806 (2011).
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R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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Streeter, M. J. V.

T. P. Rowlands-Rees, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, A. J. Gonsalves, S. P. D. Mangles, J. G. Gallacher, E. Brunetti, T. Ibbotson, C. D. Murphy, P. S. Foster, M. J. V. Streeter, F. Budde, P. A. Norreys, D. A. Jaroszynski, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, and S. M. Hooker, “Laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a partially ionized plasma channel,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 105005 (2008).
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Sunchugasheva, E. S.

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
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Tamin, L.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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Terent’ev, M. V.

A. M. Perelomov, V. S. Popov, and M. V. Terent’ev, “Ionization of atoms in an alternating electric field,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 1393–1409 (1966).

Theberge, F.

S. L. Chin, S. A. Hosseini, W. Liu, Q. Luo, F. Theberge, N. Aközbek, A. Becker, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and H. Schroeder, “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Can. J. Phys. 83, 863–905 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Théberge, F.

J. F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, M. Châteauneuf, G. Tremblay, F. Théberge, J. Dubois, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Remote sensing with intense filaments enhanced by adaptive optics,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 701–713 (2009).
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Tremblay, G.

J. F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, M. Châteauneuf, G. Tremblay, F. Théberge, J. Dubois, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Remote sensing with intense filaments enhanced by adaptive optics,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 701–713 (2009).
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Tzortzakis, S.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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Uryupina, D. S.

A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ustinovskii, N. N.

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ustinovsky, N. N.

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Volkov, M. V.

A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Volkov, R. V.

A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, T.-J.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. C.

X. M. Zhao, Y. C. Wang, J.-C. Diels, and J. Elizondo, “Femtosecond ultraviolet laser pulse induced lightning discharges in gases,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 599–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z. H.

Wei, Z. Y.

Woeste, L.

Wolf, J. P.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J.-P.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, “Ultrashort filaments of light in weakly ionized, optically transparent media,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633–1713 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Woste, L.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xu, M. H.

Xu, Z. Z.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yu, W.

Yu. Tenyakov, S.

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, S.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, X. H.

Zayarnyi, D. A.

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zemlyanov, A.

Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zemlyanov, A. A.

Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

Zeng, H. P.

S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

Zhao, X. M.

X. M. Zhao, Y. C. Wang, J.-C. Diels, and J. Elizondo, “Femtosecond ultraviolet laser pulse induced lightning discharges in gases,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 599–612 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J.-C. Diels and X. M. Zhao, “Discharge of lightning with ultrashort laser pulses,” U.S. patent5,175,664 (Dec29, 1992).

Zhou, B.

S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 282, 129–134 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Zvorykin, V. D.

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultrashort UV pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc. 1464, 711–720 (2012).

A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, A. V. Shutov, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, N. N. Ustinovsky, and V. D. Zvorykin, “Triggering and guiding electric discharge by a train of ultraviolet picosecond pulses combined with a long ultraviolet pulse,”Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 104105 (2012).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Phys. B (4)

R. Ackermann, G. Mechain, G. Mejean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y. B. Andre, J. F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J. P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Woste, and J. P. Wolf, “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561–566 (2006).
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J. F. Daigle, Y. Kamali, M. Châteauneuf, G. Tremblay, F. Théberge, J. Dubois, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Remote sensing with intense filaments enhanced by adaptive optics,” Appl. Phys. B 97, 701–713 (2009).
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X. M. Zhao, Y. C. Wang, J.-C. Diels, and J. Elizondo, “Femtosecond ultraviolet laser pulse induced lightning discharges in gases,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 599–612 (1995).
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Yu. É. Geints, A. Zemlyanov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Peculiarities of filamentation of sharply focused ultrashort laser pulses in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 111, 724–730 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu. E. Geints, A. A. Zemlyanov, N. A. Izumov, A. A. Ionin, S. I. Kudryashov, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and E. S. Sunchugasheva, “Self-focusing of profiled light beam of ultrashort laser pulse in air,” J. Exp. Theor. Phys. 143, 228–237 (2013).

J. Phys. Conf. Ser. (1)

V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, and N. N. Ustinovskii, “Multiterawatt Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW as a test bench facility for verification of combined amplification of nanosecond and subpicosecond pulses,” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 244, 032014 (2010).
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Laser Part. Beams (1)

V. D. Zvorykin, N. V. Didenko, A. A. Ionin, I. V. Kholin, A. V. Konyashchenko, O. N. Krokhin, A. O. Levchenko, A. O. Mavritskii, G. A. Mesyats, A. G. Molchanov, M. A. Rogulev, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, S. Yu. Tenyakov, N. N. Ustinovskii, and D. A. Zayarnyi, “GARPUN-MTW: a hybrid Ti:sapphire/KrF laser facility for simultaneous amplification of subpicosecond/nanosecond pulses relevant to fast-ignition ICF concept,” Laser Part. Beams 25, 435–451 (2007).
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S. L. Chin, T.-J. Wang, C. Marceau, J. Wu, J. S. Liu, O. Kosareva, N. Panov, Y. P. Chen, J.-F. Daigle, S. Yuan, A. Azarm, W. W. Liu, T. Seideman, H. P. Zeng, M. Richardson, R. Li, and Z. Z. Xu, “Advances in intense femtosecond laser filamentation in air,” Laser Phys. 22, 1–53 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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S. Akturk, B. Zhou, M. Franco, A. Couairon, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Generation of long plasma channels in air by focusing ultrashort laser pulses with an axicon,” Opt. Commun. 282, 129–134 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Mechain, C. d’Amico, Y. B. Andre, S. Tzortzakis, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, E. Salmon, and R. Sauerbrey, “Range of plasma filaments created in air by a multi-terawatt femtosecond laser,” Opt. Commun. 247, 171–180 (2005).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. I. Regenerated amplification of sub-picosecond pulses in wide-aperture KrF amplifier pumped by e-beam,” Quantum Electron. 43, 332–338 (2013).
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V. D. Zvorykin, A. A. Ionin, A. O. Levchenko, G. A. Mesyats, L. V. Seleznev, D. V. Sinitsyn, I. V. Smetanin, E. S. Sunchugasheva, N. N. Ustinovskii, and A. V. Shutov, “Long plasma channel creation in air by amplitude modulated UV radiation of Ti:sapphire/KrF laser GARPUN-MTW. II. Accumulation of electrons in the plasma and control of electrical discharges,” Quantum Electron. 43, 339–346 (2013).
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A. A. Biryukov, N. A. Panov, M. V. Volkov, D. S. Uryupina, R. V. Volkov, O. G. Kosareva, and A. B. Savel’ev-Trofimov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser radiation with a non-Gaussian transverse spatial profile,” Quantum Electron. 41, 958–962 (2011).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Far-field images of the UV pulse (248 nm) passed through the air, e-beam KrF laser amplifier, and spatial filter (a) without and (b) with wavefront correction. The image area is 600μm×600μm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Transverse spatial profile of the phase deformations φ(x,y), 2a0=5cm

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Beam diameter measured by CCD camera at 248 nm for different distances from the geometrical focus position corresponding to 0 mm. The horizontal dotted line shows the level of 55 μm, while the two horizontal arrows indicate the filament extension with (squares) and without (circles) spherical aberrations.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup for introducing spherical aberrations into the laser beam profile.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Side images of plasma channels for different spherical aberrations of amplitude AZ introduced by the deformable mirror. (a) AZ=0, (b) AZ=0.1μm, and (c) AZ=0.18μm. The image longitudinal size is 35 mm. The vertical dashed lines indicate the brightest part of the channels with the length of 12 mm. The laser pulse is directed from the right-hand side.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Elongation of simulated femtosecond filaments. The amplitude of the wavefront deformations corresponds to (a) AZ=0, (b) AZ=0.1μm, and (c) AZ=0.18μm.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Contour maps of the simulated filament channels obtained (a) without the wavefront distortions and (b) with the maximum wavefront distortion, which corresponds to AZ=0.18μm. The interval between the lowest and the nearest contours is 0.0025J/cm2; all the other contour intervals are 0.005J/cm2. (c) Energy leaking out from the channel region in the case of the maximum AZ=0.18μm wavefront deformation (stars) and without the wavefront deformations (circles).

Equations (4)

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φ(r)=k5(6(r/a0)46(r/a0)2+1)×AZ,
2ik0EZ=T^1ΔEk0n=2k(n)(inn!)(n)Eτn+2k02(T^Δnk+T^1Δnp)Eik0α(r,τ)E,
Δnp(r,z,τ)=2πe2Nemeω02.
E(r,z=0,τ)=E0exp(r22a02τ22τ02)×exp[ik0r22F+iφ(r)].

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