Abstract

We review the properties and applications of ultrashort laser pulses in the atmosphere, with a particular focus on filamentation. Filamentation is a non-linear propagation regime specific of ultrashort and ultraintense laser pulses in the atmosphere. Typical applications include remote sensing of atmospheric gases and aerosols, lightning control, laser-induced spectroscopy, coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering, and the generation of sub-THz radiation.

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L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, “Ultrashort laments of light in weakly-ionized, optically-transparent media,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633–1713 (2007).
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P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, J. Extermann, M. Moret, J.P. Wolf, R. Ackermann, N. Lascoux, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, L. Bergé, S. Champeaux, C. Guet, N. Blanchot, O. Bonville, A. Boscheron, P. Canal, M. Castaldi, O. Hartmann, C. Lepage, L. Marmande, E. Mazataud, G. Mennerat, L. Patissou, V. Prevot, D. Raffestin, and J. Ribolzi, “32 Terawatt Atmospheric White-Light Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151106 (2007).

P. Béjot, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, and J.-P. Wolf, “Spectral correlation and noise reduction in laser filaments,” Applied Phsics B. 87, 1–4 (2007).
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D. Walter, S. Eyring, J. Lobhreier, R. Spitzenpfeil, and C. Spielmann, “Spatial optimization of filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 88, 175–178 (2007).
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R. Salamé, N. Lascoux, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, and J. Kasparian, “Propagation of laser filaments through an extended turbulent region,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 171106 (2007).
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D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G. O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. Zhi, A.V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, “Optimizing the Laser-Pulse Configuration for Coherent Raman Spectroscopy,” Science 316, 265–268 (2007).
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H. L. Xu, G. Méjean, W. Liu, Y. Kamali, J.-F. Daigle, A. Azarm, P. T. Simard, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J.-R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, “Remote detection of similar biological materials using femtosecond filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B,  87, 151–156 (2007).
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W. Liu, H. L. Xu, G. Méjean, Y. Kamali, J.-F. Daigle, A. Azarm, P. T. Simard, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Efficient non-gated remote filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy of metallic sample,” Spectrochimica Acta B-Atomic Spectroscopy 62, 76–81 (2007).
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H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J. R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, “Simultaneous detection and identification of multigas pollutants using filament-induced nonlinear spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
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H. L. Xu, J. Bernardt, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Understanding the advantage of remote femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of metallic targets,” J. Appl. Phys. 101, 033124 (2007).
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J.-F. Daigle, G. Méjean, W. Liu, F. Théberge, H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, J. Bernardt, A. Azarm, A. Sun, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J. R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, “Long range trace detection in aqueous aerosol using remote filament-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B 87, 749–754 (2007).
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C. D’Amico, A. Houard, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Couairon, and V. T. Tikhonchuk, “Conical Forward THz Emission from Femtosecond-Laser-Beam Filamentation in Air,” Phys. Rev. Lett.,  98, 235002 (2007).
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D. Faccio, A. Averchi, A. Couairon, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, A. Dubietis, G. Tamosauskas, P. Polesana, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Spatio-temporal reshaping and X Wave dynamics in optical filaments,” Opt. Express 15, 13077–13095 (2007).
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P. Béjot, C. Bonnet, V. Boutou, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser Noise Compression by Filamentation at 400 nm in Argon,” Opt. Express 15, 13295–13309 (2007).
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2006 (13)

R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser filaments generated and transmitted in highly turbulent air,” Opt. Lett. 31, 86–88 (2006).
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Y. Shverdin, S. N. Goda, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Coherent control of laser-induced breakdown,” Opt. Lett. 31, 1331–1333 (2006).
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C. D’Amico, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Femtosecond filament amplification in liquids,” Appl. Phys. B 85, 49–53 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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. Méjean, R. Ackermann, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, and L. Wöste, “Improved laser triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges with dual fs-ns pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021101 (2006).
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Q. Luo, H.L. Xu, S.A. Hosseini, J.-F. Daigle, F. Théberge, M. Sharifi, and S.L. Chin, “Remote sensing of pollutants using femtosecond laser pulse fluorescence spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. B-Lasers and Optics. 82, 105–109 (2006).
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M. Baudelet, L. Guyon, J. Yu, J.P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Spectral signature of native CN bonds for bacterium detection and identification using femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 063901 (2006).
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M. Baudelet, L. Guyon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Femtosecond Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Escherichia Coli: Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopic Markers of the Bacterium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 053901 (2006).

M. Baudelet, J. Yu, M. Bossu, J. Jovelet, J.-P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Discrimination of Microbiological Samples using Femtosecond Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 163903 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, E. Salmon, N. Lascoux, J. Kasparian, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, S. Li, A. Lindinger, L. Wöste, P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, and J.-P. Wolf, “Optimal control of filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 171117 (2006).
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G. Heck, J. Sloss, and R.J. Levis, “Adaptative control of the spatial position of white light filaments in an aqueous solution,” Optics Communication. 259, 216–222 (2006).
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Pierre Béjot, Jérôme Kasparian, Estelle Salmon, Roland Ackermann, Nicolas Gisin, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, “Laser Noise Reduction in Air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 251112 (2006).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, J.P. Wolf, L. Bergé, and S. Skupin, “UV-Supercontinuum generated by long-range filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 82, 341–345 (2006).
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2005 (14)

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Frey, J.-P. Wolf, S. Skupin, A. Vinçotte, R. Nuter, S. Champeaux, and L. Bergé, “Multifilamentation transmission through fog,” Phys. Rev. E. 72, 026611 (2005).
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V. P. Kandidov, N. Akozbek, M. Scalora, O. G. Kosareva, A. V. Nyakk, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, and S. L. Chin, “Towards a control of multiple filamentation by spatial regularization of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 267–275 (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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G. Méchain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. André, 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.P. Kandidov, N. Akosbek, M. Scarola, O.G. Kosareva, A.V. Nyakk, Q. Luo, S.A. Hosseini, and S. L. Chin, “Towards a control of multiple filamentation by spatial regularization of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 267–275 (2005).
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W. Liu, J.F. Gravel, F. Théberge, A. Becker, and S.L. Chin, “Background reservoir: its crucial role for long-distance propagation of femtosecond laser pulses in air,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 857–860 (2005).
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G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Ackermann, P. Rohwetter, Y.-B. André, J. Kasparian, B. Prade, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Yu, E. Salmon, W. Winn, L. A. Schlie, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Propagation of fs-TW laser filaments in adverse atmospheric conditions,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 785–789 (2005).
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R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, E. Salmon, J. Yu, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light filaments for multiparameter analysis of cloud microphysics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 22, 369–377 (2005).
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P. Rosch, M. Harz, M. Schmitt, K-D Peschke, O. Ronneberger, H. Burkhardt, H-W Motzkus, M. Lankers, S. Hofer, H. Thiele, and J. Popp, “Chemotaxonomic Identification of Single Bacteria by Micro-Raman Spectroscopy: Application to Clean-Room-Relevant Biological Contaminations,” Applied and environmental microbiology 71, 1626–1637 (2005).
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Ph. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, L. Wöste, R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, and J.P. Wolf, “Filament-induced Remote Ablation for Long Range LIBS Operation,” Spectrochimica Acta B 60,1025–1033 (2005)
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F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, V. Wood, J.P. Wolf, A. Bartelt, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Femtosecond laser pulses distinguish bacteria from background urban aerosols,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 063901 (2005).
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B. Q. Li, H. Rabitz, and J. P. Wolf, “Optimal dynamic discrimination of similar quantum systems with time series data,” J. Chem. Phys. 122, 154103 (2005).
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Z. Hao, J. Zhang, Y.T. Li, X. Lu, X.H. Yuan, Z.Y. Zheng, Z.H. Wang, W.J. Ling, and Z.Y. Wei, “Prolongation of the fluorescence lifetime of plasma channels in air induced by femtosecond laser pulses,” Applied Phsics B 80, 627–630 (2005).
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H. Yang, J. Zhang, Q. Zhang, Z. Hao, Y. Li, Z. Zheng, Z. Wang, Q.-L. Dong, X. Lu, Z. Wei, Z.-M. Sheng, J. Yu, and W. Yu, “Polarization-dependent supercontinuum generation from light filaments in air,” Opt. Lett. 30, 534–536 (2005).
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M. Kolesik and J. V. Moloney, “Self-healing femtosecond light filaments,” Opt. Lett. 29, 590–590 (2004).
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S. Bendersky, N. S. Kopeika, and N. Blaunstein, “Atmospheric optical turbulence over land in Middle-East coastal environments: prediction modeling and measurements,” Appl. Opt. 43, 4070–4079 (2004).
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A. A. Lagatsky, C. T. A. Brown, and W. Sibbett, “Highly efficient and low threshold diode-pumped Kerr-lens mode-locked Yb:KYW laser,” Opt. Express 12, 3928–3933 (2004).
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R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Méchain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781–5783 (2004).
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Ph. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with Ultra-Short Pulses: Characteristics in Picosecond and Femtosecond Regimes,” J. of Anal. Atomic Spect. 19, 437–444 (2004).
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R. G. Pinnick, S. C. Hill, Y. L. Pan, and R. K. Chang, “Fluorescence spectra of atmospheric aerosol at Adelphi, Maryland, USA: measurement and classification of single particles containing organic carbon,” Atmospheric Environment 38, 1657–1672 (2004).
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Y. S. Kim, Y. Iwasaka, G. Y. Shi, T. Nagatani, T. Shibata, D. Trochkin, A. Matsuki, M. Yamada, B. Chen, D. Zhang, M. Nagatani, and H. Nakata, “Dust particles in the free atmosphere over desert areas on the Asian continent: Measurements from summer 2001 to summer 2002 with balloon-borne optical particle counter and lidar, Dunhuang, China,” J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres 109 (D19), D9S26 (2004)
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Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, B. Ferland, and S. L. Chin, “Backward time-resolved spectroscopy from filament induced by ultrafast intense laser pulses,” Opt. Commun. 233, 411–416 (2004).
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J.-F. Gravel, Q. Luo, D. Boudreau, X. P. Tang, and S. L. Chin, “Sensing of Halocarbons Using Femtosecond Laser-Induced Fluorescence,” Anal. Chem. 76, 4799–4805 (2004).
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S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, and F. Luderer, “Interaction of femtosecond light filaments with obscurants in aerosols,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 023901 (2004).
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S. A. Shlyonov and V. P. Kandidov, “Filament bunch formation upon femtosecond laser pulse propagation through the turbulent atmosphere. Part 1. Method,” Atmos. Oceanic Opt. 17, 565–570 (2004).

S. A. Shlyonov and V. P. Kandidov, “Filament bunch formation upon femtosecond laser pulse propagation through the turbulent atmosphere. Part 2. Statistical characteristics,” Atmos. Oceanic Opt. 17, 571–575 (2004).

S.A. Hosseini, J. Yu, Q. Luo, and S.L. Chin, “Multi-parameter characterization of the longitudinal plasma profile of a filament: a comparative study,” Appl. Phys. B. 79, 519–523 (2004).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Remote Detection and Identification of Biological Aerosols using a Femtosecond Terawatt Lidar System,” Appl. Phys. B. 78, 535–537 (2004).
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K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977–3979 (2004).
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P. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with ultra-short pulses: characteristics in picosecond and femtosecond regimes,” Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. 19, 437–444 (2004).
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S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, and F. Luderer, “Interaction of femtosecond light filaments with obscurants in aerosols,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 023901 (2004).
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S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J.P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Filamentation of femtosecond light pulses in the air: Turbulent cells versus long-range clusters,” Phys. Rev. E 70, 046602 (2004).
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L. Bergé, S. Skupin, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Multiple filamentation of TW laser pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 225002 (2004).
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S. A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, W. Liu, S. L. Chin, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Aközbek, and V. P. Kandidov, “Competition of multiple filaments during the propagation of intense femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. A,  70, 033802 (2004).
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M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eislöffel, U. Laux, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Kilometer-range non-linear propagation of femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E. 69, 036607 (2004).
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G. Méchain, A. Couairon, Y.-B. André, C. D’amico, M. Franco, B. Prade, S. Tzortzakis, A. Mysyrowicz, and R. Sauerbrey, “Long-range self-channeling of infrared laser pulses in air: a new propagation regime without ionization,” Appl. Phys. B. 79, 379–382 (2004).
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M. Kolesik and J. V. Moloney, “Nonlinear optical pulse propagation simulation: From Maxwell’s to unidirectional equations,” Phys. Rev. E 70, 036604 (2004).
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W. Liu, S.A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, S.L. Chin, O.G. Kosareva, N.A. Panov, and V. P. Kandidov, “Experimental observation and simulations of the self-action of white-light laser propagating in air,” New Journal of Physics. 6, 1–22 (2004).
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H. Yang, J. Zhang, J. Zhang, L. Z. Zhao, Y. J. Li, H. Teng, Y. T. Li, Z. H. Wang, Z. L. Chen, Z. Y. Wei, J. X. Ma, W. Yu, and Z. M. Sheng, “Third-order harmonic generation by self-guided femtosecond pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. E 67, 015401 (2003).
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J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “White-Light Filaments for Atmospheric Analysis,” Science 301, 61–64 (2003).
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D. Goswami, “Optical pulse shaping approaches to coherent control,” Phys. Rep. 374, 385–481 (2003).
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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 Electronics. 33, 525–530 (2003).
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Y.T. Li, J. Zhang, H. Teng, K. Li, X.Y. Peng, Z. Jin, X. Lu, Z.Y. Zheng, and Q.Z. Yu, “Blast wave produced by interactions of femtosecond laser pulses with water,” Phys. Rev. E. 67, 056403 (2003).
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F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, G. Méjean, J. Yu, and J. P. Wolf, “Light filaments transmitted through clouds,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 213–215 (2003).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A.P. Hatzes, “Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared Lidar,” Appl. Phys. B. 77, 357–359 (2003).
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L. S. Rothman, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, L. R. Brown, C. Camy-Peyret, M. R. Carleer, K. Chance, C. Clerbaux, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, A. Fayt, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, K. W. Jucks, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, V. Nemtchinov, D. A. Newnham, A. Perrin, C. P. Rinsland, J. Schroeder, K. M. Smith, M. A. H. Smith, K. Tang, R. A. Toth, J. Vander Auwera, P. Varanasi, and K. Yoshino, “The HITRAN Molecular Spectroscopic Database: Edition of 2000 Including Updates of 2001,” Journal of quantitative spectroscopy and radiation transfer 82, 5 (2003).
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A. Iwasaki, N. Aközbek, B. Ferland, Q. Luo, G. Roy, C.M. Bowden, and S.L. Chin, “A LIDAR technique to measure the filament length generated by a high-peak power femtosecond laser pulse in air,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 231–236 (2003).
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G. Méchain, S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, and B. Leriche, “Calorimetric detection of THz radiation from femtosecond filaments in air,” Appl. Phys. B 77, 707–709 (2003).
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S. Tzortzakis, G. Méchain, G. Patalano, M. Franco, B. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Concatenation of plasma filaments created in air by femtosecond infrared laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 609–612 (2003).
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S.A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, W. Liu, N. Akösbek, G. Roy, and S.L. Chin, “Effective length of filaments measurement using backscattered fluorescence from nitrogen molecules,” Appl. Phys. B. 77, 697–702 (2003).
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M. J. Guardalben, J. Keegan, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Puth, and J. D. Zuegel, “Design of a highly stable, high-conversion-efficiency, optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification system with good beam quality,” Opt. Express 11, 2511–2524, (2003).
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J. Yu, D. Mondelain, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, S. Geffroy, C. Favre, V. Boutou, and J.P. Wolf, “Sonographic probing of laser filaments in air,” Appl. Opt. 42, 7117–7120 (2003).
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2002 (19)

D. Schumacher, “Controlling continuum generation,” Opt. Lett. 27, 451–453 (2002).
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M. Fiorentino, J. E. Sharping, P. Kumar, A. Porzio, and R. S. Windeler, “Soliton squeezing in microstructured fiber,” Opt. Lett. 27, 649–651 (2002).
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M. Rodriguez, R. Sauerbrey, H. Wille, L. Wöste, T. Fujii, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, L. Klingbeil, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, and J.-P. Wolf, “Megavolt discharges triggered and guided with laser filaments,” Opt. Lett. 27, 772–774 (2002).
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Y. Pan, S. C. Hill, J.P. Wolf, S. Holler, R.K. Chang, and J.R. Bottiger, “Backward-enhanced fluorescence from clusters of microspheres and particles of tryptophan,” Appl. Opt. 41, 2994–2999 (2002).
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S. Tzortzakis, G. Méchain, G. Patalano, Y.-B. André, B. Prade, M. Franco, A. Mysyrowicz, J.-M. Munier, M. Gheudin, G. Beaudin, and P. Encrenaz, “Coherent subterahertz radiation from femtosecond infrared filaments in air,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1944–1946 (2002).
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L. Méès, J.P. Wolf, G. Gouesbet, and G. Gréhan, “Two-photon absorption and fluorescence in a spherical micro-cavity illuminated by using two laser pulses: numerical simulations,” Optics Comm. 208, 371–375 (2002).
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V. Boutou, C. Favre, S.C. Hill, Y.L. Pan, R.K. Chang, and J.-P. Wolf, “Backward enhanced emission from multiphoton processes in aerosols,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 145–152 (2002).
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L. Sobolewski, W. Domcke, C. Dedonder-Lardeux, and C. Jouvet, “Excited-state hydrogen detachment and hydrogen transfer driven by repulsive (1)pi sigma* states: A new paradigm for nonradiative decay in aromatic biomolecules,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 4, 1093–1100 (2002).
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M.C. Galvez, M. Fujita, N. Inoue, R. Moriki, Y. Izawa, and C. Yamanaka, “Three-wavelength backscatter measurement of clouds and aerosols using a white light Lidar system,” Jap. J. App. Phys. 41, 284 (2002).
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M. O. Scully, G. W. Kattawar, R. P. Lucht, T. Opatrny, H. PIlloff, A. Z. Sokolov, and M. S. Zubairy, “FAST CARS: Engineering a laser spectroscopic technique for rapid identification of bacterial spores,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99, 10994–11001 (2002).
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D. Oron, N. Dudovich, D. Yelin, and Y. Silberberg, “Quantum control of coherent anti-Stokes Raman processes” Phys. Rev. A 65, 043408 (2002)
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D. Oron, N. Dudovich, and Y. Silberberg, “Single-pulse phase-contrast nonlinear Raman spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett.89273001 (2002)
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S. L. Chin, A. Talebpour, J. Yang, S. Petit, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and M. P. Tamarov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses in turbulent air,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 67–76 (2002).
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L. Iorio, H. Lichtenegger, and B. Mashhoon, “An alternative derivation of the gravitomagnetic clock effect,” Classical and Quantum Gravity 19, 39–49 (2002).
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T. Opatrny, N. Korolkova, and G. Leuchs, “Mode Structure and Photon Number Correlations in Squeezed Quantum Pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 66, 053813 (2002).
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N. Aközbek, A. Iwasaki, A. Becker, M. Scalora, S. L. Chin, and C. M. Bowden, “Third-harmonic generation and self-channeling in air using high-power femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143901 (2002).
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P. Sprangle, J. R. Peñano, and B. Hafizi, “Propagation of intense short laser pulses in the atmosphere,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 046418 (2002).
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H. Wille, M. Rodriguez, J. Kasparian, D. Mondelain, J. Yu, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Teramobile: a mobile femtosecond-terawatt laser and detection system,” European Physical Journal - Appl. Phys. 20, 183–190 (2002).
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O. Duclaux, E. Frejafon, H. Schmidt, A. Thomasson, D. Mondelain, J. Yu, C. Guillaumond, C. Puel, F. Savoie, P. Ritter, J. P. Boch, and J. P. Wolf, “3D-air quality model evaluation using the Lidar technique,” Atmos. Environ. 36, 5081–5095 (2002).
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2001 (13)

L. Bergé and A. Couairon, “Gas-induced solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1003–1006 (2001).
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A. Becker, N. Aközbek, K. Vijayalakshmi, E. Oral, C.M. Bowden, and S.L. Chin, “Intensity clamping and re-focusing of intense femtosecond laser pulses in nitrogen molecular gas,” Appl. Phys. B. 73, 287–290 (2001).
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L. Hovhannisyan, “Analytic solution of the wave equation describing dispersion-free propagation of a femtosecond laser pulse in a medium with cubic and fifth-order nonlinearity,” Optics Commun. 196, 103–107 (2001).
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P. Rambo, J. Schwartz, and J.-C. Diels, “High-voltage electrical discharges induced by an ultrashort-pulse UV laser system,” J. Opt. A: Pure and Appl. Opt. 3, 146–158 (2001).
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A. Bartelt, S. Minemoto, C. Lupulescu, S. Vajda, and L. Wöste, “Control of wavepacket dynamics in mixed alkali metal clusters by optimally shaped fs pulses,” European Physical Journal D 16, 127–131 (2001).
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G. Faye, J. Kasparian, and R. Sauerbrey, “Modifications to the Lidar equation due to nonlinear propagation in air,” Appl. Phys. B 73, 157–163 (2001).
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J.-P. Wolf, Y-L. Pan, G. Turner, M.C. Beard, C.A. Schmuttenmaer, S. Holler, and R.K. Chang, “Ballistic trajectories of optical wave packets within microcavities,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023808 (2001).
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V. Korolev, G. A. Isaac, I. P. Mazin, and H. W. Barker, “Microphysical properties of continental clouds from in situ measurements,” Quaterly Journal of the Royal meteorological society 127, 2117–2151 (2001).

Y. Pan, S. Holler, R.G. Pinnick, S. C. Hill, S. Niles, J.R. Bottiger, J.P. Wolf, and R. K. Chang, “Dynamics of photon-induced degradation and fluorescence in riboflavin microparticles,” App. Phys. B 72, 449–454 (2001).
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H. Pépin, D. Comtois, F. Vidal, C. Y. Chien, A. Desparois, T. W. Johnston, J. C. Kieffer, B. La Fontaine, F. Martin, F. A. M. Rizk, C. Potvin, P. Couture, H. P. Mercure, A. Bondiou-Clergerie, P. Lalande, and I. Gallimberti, “Triggering and guiding high-voltage large-scale leader discharges with sub-joule ultrashort laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 8, 2532–2539 (2001).
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C.-C. Cheng, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, “Generation of electromagnetic pulses from plasma channels induced by femtosecond light strings,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 213001 (2001).
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J. Yu, D. Mondelain, G. Ange, R. Volk, S. Niedermeier, J.-P. Wolf, J. Kasparian, and R. Sauerbrey, “Backward supercontinuum emission from a filament generated by ultrashort laser pulses in air,” Opt. Lett. 26, 533–535 (2001).
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G. Fibich and B. Ilan, “Deterministic vectorial effect lead to multiple filamentation,” Opt. Lett. 26, 840–842 (2001).
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2000 (11)

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. André, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Tzortzakis, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Wöste, “Infrared extension of the supercontinuum generated by fs-TW-laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1397–1399 (2000).
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D. Comtois, C. Y. Chien, A. Desparois, F. Gérin, G. Jarry, T. W. Johnston, J. C. Kieffer, B. La Fontaine, F. Martin, R. Mawassi, H. Pépin, F. A. M. Rizk, F. Vidal, P. Couture, H. P. Mercure, C. Potvin, A. Bondiou-Clergerie, and I. Gallimberti, “Triggering and guiding leader discharges using a plasma channel created by an ultrashort laser,” Appl. Phys. Letters 76, 819–821 (2000).
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S.C. Hill, V. Boutou, J. Yu, S. Ramstein, J-P. Wolf, Y-L. Pan, S. Holler, and R.K. Chang, “Enhanced backward-directed multiphoton-excited fluorescence from dielectric microspheres,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 54–57 (2000).
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L. Miles, J. Verlinde, and E. E. Clothiaux, “Cloud droplet size distributions in low-level stratiform clouds,” Journal of the atmospheric sciences 57, 295–311 (2000).
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G. Fibich and B. Ilan, “Self-focusing of elliptic beams: an example of the failure of the aberrationless approximation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 17, 1749–1758 (2000).
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N. Aközbek, C. M. Bowden, A. Talepbour, and S. L. Chin, “Femtosecond pulse propagation in air : variational analysis,” Phys. Rev. E 61, 4540–4549 (2000).
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Ren, R. G. Hemker, R. A. Fonseca, B. J. Duda, and W. B. Mori, “Mutual attraction of laser beams in plasmas: braided light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2124–2127 (2000).
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J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, and S.L. Chin, “The critical laser intensity of self-guided light filaments in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 71, 877–879 (2000).
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P. Rairoux, H. Schillinger, S. Niedermeier, M. Rodriguez, F. Ronneberger, R. Sauerbrey, B. Stein, D. Waite, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, L. Wöste, and C. Ziener, “Remote sensing of the atmosphere using ultrashort laser pulses,” App. Phys. B 71, 573–580 (2000).
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A. Proulx, A. Talebpour, S. Petit, and S. L. Chin, “Fast pulsed electric field created from the self-generated filament of a femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser pulse in air,” Opt. Commun. 174, 305–309 (2000).
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S. Tzortzakis, B. Prade, M. Franco, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Time evolution of the plasma channel at the trail of a self-guided IR femtosecond laser pulse in air,” Optics Commun. 181, 123–127 (2000).
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1999 (15)

H. Schillinger and R. Sauerbrey, “Electrical conductivity of long plasma channels in air generated by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 68, 753–756 (1999).
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A. Talebpour, J. Yang, and S.L. Chin, “Semi-empirical model for the rate of tunnel ionization of N2 and O2 molecules in an intense Ti:sapphire laser pulse,” Optics Commun. 163, 29–32 (1999).
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S. L. Chin, S. Petit, F. Borne, and K. Miyazaki, “The white light supercontinuum is indeed an ultrafast white light laser,” Japanese journal of Appl. Phys. 38, L126–L128 (1999)
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M. Mlejnek, M. Kolesik, J. V. Moloney, and E. M. Wright, “Optically turbulent femtosecond light guide in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2938–2941 (1999).
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A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, R. Lange, J.-F. Ripoche, M. Franco, B. Prade, G. Bonnaud, G. Riazuelo, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Numerical simulations of the nonlinear propagation of femtosecond optical pulses in gases,” The European Physical Journal D 6, 383–396 (1999).
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B. La Fontaine, F. Vidal, Z. Jiang, C.Y. Chien, D. Comtois, A. Desparois, T.W. Johnson, J.-C. Kieffer, and H. Pépin, “Filamentation of ultrashort pulse laser beams resulting from their propagation over long distances in air,” Physics of plasmas 6, 1615–1621 (1999).
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V. Schmidt, L. Knöll, and D.-G. Welsch, “Cumulant expansion for studying damped quantum solitons,” Phys. Rev. A 59, 2442–2457 (1999).
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S. L. Chin, A. Brodeur, S. Petit, O. G. Kosareva, and V. P. Kandidov, “Filamentation and supercontinuum generation during the propagation of powerful ultrashort laser pulses in optical media (white light laser),” Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials 8, 121–146 (1999).
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S. Palanco, L.M. Cabalin, D. Romero, and J. J. Laserna, “Infrared laser ablation and atomic emission spectrometry of stainless steel at high temperatures,” J. Anal. At. Spectrom.,  14, 1883–1887 (1999).
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S.C. Hill, R. Pinnick, S. Niles, Y.L. Pan, S. Holler, R.K. Chang, J. Bottiger, B.T. Chen, C.S. Orr, and G. Feather, “Real-time measurement of fluorescence spectra from single airborne biological particles,” Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology 3, 221–239 (1999).
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J. Noack and A. Vogel, “Laser-induced plasma formation in water at nanosecond to femtosecond time scales: Calculation of thresholds, absorption coefficients, and energy density,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1156–1167 (1999).
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S. Tzortzakis, M.A. Franco, Y.-B. André, A. Chiron, B. Lamouroux, B.S. Prade, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Formation of a conducting channel in air by self-guided femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E. 60, R3505–R3507 (1999)
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C. Hönninger, R. Paschotta, M. Graf, F. Morier-Genoud, G. Zhang, M. Moser, S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Braun, G.A. Mourou, I. Johannsen, A. Giesen, W. Seeber, and U. Keller, “Ultrafast ytterbium-doped bulk lasers and laser amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 69, 3–17 (1999).
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A. Brodeur and S. L. Chin, “Ultrafast white-light continuum generation and self-focusing in transparent condensed media,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 637–650 (1999).
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M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, “Power dependence of dynamic spatial replenishment of femtosecond pulses propgating in air,” Opt. Express 4, 223–228 (1999).
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1998 (9)

S. Spälter, M. Burk, U. Ströβner, A. Sizmann, and G. Leuchs, “Propagation of quantum properties of sub-picosecond solitons in a fiber,” Opt. Express,  2, 77–83 (1998).
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M. Mlejnek, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, “Dynamic spatial replenishment of femtosecond pulses propagating in air,” Opt. Lett. 23, 382–384 (1998).
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J. K. Ranka and A. L. Gaeta, “Breakdown of the slowly varying envelope approximation in the self-focusing of ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Lett. 23, 534–536 (1998).
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J. Redemann, R. P. Turco, R. F. Pueschel, M. A. Fenn, E. V. Browell, and W. B. Grant, “A multi-instrument approach for characterizing the vertical structure of aerosol properties: case studies in the Pacific Basin troposphere,” J. Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres 103 (D18): 23287–23298 (1998)
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J. Kasparian and J.-P. Wolf, “A new transient SRS analysis method of aerosols and application to a non-linear femtosecond Lidar,” Opt. Commun. 152, 355–360 (1998).
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S. Spälter, N. Korolkova, F. König, A. Sizmann, and G. Leuchs, “Observation of Multimode Quantum Correlations in Fiber Optical Solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 786–789, (1998).
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J. Kasparian, E. Fréjafon, P. Rambaldi, J Yu, P. Ritter, P. Viscardi, and J.P. Wolf, “Characterization of urban aerosols using SEM-microscopy, X-Ray analysis, and Lidar measurements,” Atmospheric Environment 32, 2957–2967 (1998).
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H.L. Walmsley and S.J. O’Connor, “The accuracy and sensitivity of infrared differential absorption lidar measurements of hydrocarbon emissions from process units,” Pure and Appl. Opt. 7, 907–925 (1998).
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E. Fréjafon, J. Kasparian, P. Rambaldi, B. Vezin, V. Boutou, J. Yu, M. Ulbricht, D. Weidauer, B. Ottobrini, E. de Saeger, B. Krämer, T. Leisner, P. Rairoux, L. Wöste, and J.P. Wolf, “Laser applications for atmospheric pollution monitoring,” European Physical Journal D. 4, 231–238 (1998).

1997 (4)

T. Baumert, T. Brixner, V. Seyfried, M. Strehle, and G. Gerber, “Femtosecond pulse shaping by an evolutionary algorithm with feedback,” Appl. Phys. B 65, 779–782 (1997).
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O. G. Kosareva, V. P. Kandidov, A. Brodeur, C. Y. Chien, and S. L. Chin, “Conical emission from laser-plasma interactions in the filamentation of powerful ultrashort laser pulses in air,” Chin. Opt. Lett. 22, 1332–1334 (1997).

Mecozzi and P. Kumar, “Linearized quantum-fluctuation theory of spectrally-filtered optical solitons,” Opt. Lett. 22, 1232–1234 (1997).
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G.W. Faris, R. A. Copeland, K. Mortelmans, and B. V. Bronk, “Spectrally resolved absolute fluorescence cross sections for bacillus spores,” Appl. Opt. 36, 958–967 (1997).
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1996 (4)

L. R. Bissonnette, “Multiple-scattering Lidar equation,” Appl. Opt. 35, 6449–6465 (1996).
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T. J. Nibbering, P. F. Curley, G. Grillon, B. S. Prade, M. A. Franco, F. Salin, and A. Mysyrowicz, “Conical emission from self-guided femtosecond pulses in air,” Opt. Lett. 21, 62–64 (1996).
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K. Ranka, R. W. Schirmer, and A. L. Gaeta, “Observation of pulse splitting in nonlinear dispersive media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3783–3786 (1996).
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S. R. Friberg, S. Machida, M. J. Werner, A. Levanon, and T. Mukai, “Observation of Optical Soliton Photon-Number Squeezing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3775–3778 (1996).
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1995 (5)

1994 (6)

K. Bergman, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, and M. Shirasaki, “Squeezing in a fiber interferometer with a gigahertz pump,” Opt. Lett. 19, 290–292 (1994).
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M. del Guasta, M. Morandi, L. Stefanutti, B. Stein, J. Kolenda, P. Rairoux, J.P. Wolf, R. Matthey, and E. Kyrö, “Multiwavelength lidar observation of thin cirrus at the base of the Pinatubo stratospheric layer during the EASOE campaign,” Geophys. Res. Lett.,  21, 1339–1342 (1994).
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M. del Guasta, M. Morandi, L. Stefanutti, B. Stein, and J.P. Wolf, “Derivation of mount Pinatubo stratospheric aerosol mean size distribution by means of a multiwavelength Lidar,” App. Optics 33, 5690–5697 (1994).
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B. Stein, M. Delgusta, J. Kolenda, M. Morandi, P. Rairoux, L. Stefanutti, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Stratospheric aerosol-size distributions from multispectral Lidar measurements at Sodankyla during EASOE,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 21, 1311–1314 (1994).
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N. Nishizawa, S. Kume, M. Mori, T. Goto, and A. Miyauchi, “Squeezed light generation with 1.064 ⌈m Nd:YAG laser and 0.85 µm single-mode fiber,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, Part 1 33, 138–143 (1994).
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L. Boivin, F. X. Kärtner, and H. A. Haus, “Analytical Solution to the Quantum Field Theory of Self-Phase Modulation with a Finite Response Time,” Phys. Rev. Lett.,  73, 240–243, (1994).
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1993 (3)

T. Back and H.P. Schwefel, “An overview of evolutionary algorithms for parameter optimization,” Evolutionary Computing 1, 1–23 (1993).
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K. Bergman, C. R. Doerr, H. A. Haus, and M. Shirasaki, “Sub-shot-noise measurement with fiber squezzed optical pulses,” Opt. Lett. 18, 643–645 (1993).
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M. Miki, Y. Aihara, and T. Shindo, “Development of long gap discharges guided by a pulsed CO2 laser,” J. Phys. D - Appl. Phys. 26, 1244–1252 (1993).
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1992 (5)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88, 437–440 (1992).
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P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, J. Extermann, M. Moret, J.P. Wolf, R. Ackermann, N. Lascoux, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, L. Bergé, S. Champeaux, C. Guet, N. Blanchot, O. Bonville, A. Boscheron, P. Canal, M. Castaldi, O. Hartmann, C. Lepage, L. Marmande, E. Mazataud, G. Mennerat, L. Patissou, V. Prevot, D. Raffestin, and J. Ribolzi, “32 Terawatt Atmospheric White-Light Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151106 (2007).

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Luigi Bonacina, Jérôme Extermann, Ariana Rondi, Véronique Boutou, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, “Multiobjective genetic approach for optimal control of photoinduced processes,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 023408 (2007)
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P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, J. Extermann, M. Moret, J.P. Wolf, R. Ackermann, N. Lascoux, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, L. Bergé, S. Champeaux, C. Guet, N. Blanchot, O. Bonville, A. Boscheron, P. Canal, M. Castaldi, O. Hartmann, C. Lepage, L. Marmande, E. Mazataud, G. Mennerat, L. Patissou, V. Prevot, D. Raffestin, and J. Ribolzi, “32 Terawatt Atmospheric White-Light Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151106 (2007).

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M. Baudelet, J. Yu, M. Bossu, J. Jovelet, J.-P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Discrimination of Microbiological Samples using Femtosecond Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 163903 (2006).
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Y. Pan, S. C. Hill, J.P. Wolf, S. Holler, R.K. Chang, and J.R. Bottiger, “Backward-enhanced fluorescence from clusters of microspheres and particles of tryptophan,” Appl. Opt. 41, 2994–2999 (2002).
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Y. Pan, S. Holler, R.G. Pinnick, S. C. Hill, S. Niles, J.R. Bottiger, J.P. Wolf, and R. K. Chang, “Dynamics of photon-induced degradation and fluorescence in riboflavin microparticles,” App. Phys. B 72, 449–454 (2001).
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J.-F. Gravel, Q. Luo, D. Boudreau, X. P. Tang, and S. L. Chin, “Sensing of Halocarbons Using Femtosecond Laser-Induced Fluorescence,” Anal. Chem. 76, 4799–4805 (2004).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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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R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, E. Salmon, J. Yu, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light filaments for multiparameter analysis of cloud microphysics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 22, 369–377 (2005).
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J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “White-Light Filaments for Atmospheric Analysis,” Science 301, 61–64 (2003).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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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P. Béjot, C. Bonnet, V. Boutou, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser Noise Compression by Filamentation at 400 nm in Argon,” Opt. Express 15, 13295–13309 (2007).
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F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, V. Wood, J.P. Wolf, A. Bartelt, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Femtosecond laser pulses distinguish bacteria from background urban aerosols,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 063901 (2005).
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F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, G. Méjean, J. Yu, and J. P. Wolf, “Light filaments transmitted through clouds,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 213–215 (2003).
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V. Boutou, C. Favre, S.C. Hill, Y.L. Pan, R.K. Chang, and J.-P. Wolf, “Backward enhanced emission from multiphoton processes in aerosols,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 145–152 (2002).
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S.C. Hill, V. Boutou, J. Yu, S. Ramstein, J-P. Wolf, Y-L. Pan, S. Holler, and R.K. Chang, “Enhanced backward-directed multiphoton-excited fluorescence from dielectric microspheres,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 54–57 (2000).
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Chien, C.Y.

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H. L. Xu, J. Bernardt, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, and S. L. Chin, “Understanding the advantage of remote femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of metallic targets,” J. Appl. Phys. 101, 033124 (2007).
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H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J. R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, “Simultaneous detection and identification of multigas pollutants using filament-induced nonlinear spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
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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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V. P. Kandidov, N. Akozbek, M. Scalora, O. G. Kosareva, A. V. Nyakk, Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, and S. L. Chin, “Towards a control of multiple filamentation by spatial regularization of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B 80, 267–275 (2005).
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V.P. Kandidov, N. Akosbek, M. Scarola, O.G. Kosareva, A.V. Nyakk, Q. Luo, S.A. Hosseini, and S. L. Chin, “Towards a control of multiple filamentation by spatial regularization of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 267–275 (2005).
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S. A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, W. Liu, S. L. Chin, O. G. Kosareva, N. A. Panov, N. Aközbek, and V. P. Kandidov, “Competition of multiple filaments during the propagation of intense femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. A,  70, 033802 (2004).
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Q. Luo, S. A. Hosseini, B. Ferland, and S. L. Chin, “Backward time-resolved spectroscopy from filament induced by ultrafast intense laser pulses,” Opt. Commun. 233, 411–416 (2004).
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J.-F. Gravel, Q. Luo, D. Boudreau, X. P. Tang, and S. L. Chin, “Sensing of Halocarbons Using Femtosecond Laser-Induced Fluorescence,” Anal. Chem. 76, 4799–4805 (2004).
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S. L. Chin, A. Talebpour, J. Yang, S. Petit, V. P. Kandidov, O. G. Kosareva, and M. P. Tamarov, “Filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses in turbulent air,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 67–76 (2002).
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N. Aközbek, A. Iwasaki, A. Becker, M. Scalora, S. L. Chin, and C. M. Bowden, “Third-harmonic generation and self-channeling in air using high-power femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143901 (2002).
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Chin, S.L.

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A. Iwasaki, N. Aközbek, B. Ferland, Q. Luo, G. Roy, C.M. Bowden, and S.L. Chin, “A LIDAR technique to measure the filament length generated by a high-peak power femtosecond laser pulse in air,” Appl. Phys. B 76, 231–236 (2003).
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S.A. Hosseini, Q. Luo, B. Ferland, W. Liu, N. Akösbek, G. Roy, and S.L. Chin, “Effective length of filaments measurement using backscattered fluorescence from nitrogen molecules,” Appl. Phys. B. 77, 697–702 (2003).
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A. Becker, N. Aközbek, K. Vijayalakshmi, E. Oral, C.M. Bowden, and S.L. Chin, “Intensity clamping and re-focusing of intense femtosecond laser pulses in nitrogen molecular gas,” Appl. Phys. B. 73, 287–290 (2001).
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J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, and S.L. Chin, “The critical laser intensity of self-guided light filaments in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 71, 877–879 (2000).
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A. Talebpour, J. Yang, and S.L. Chin, “Semi-empirical model for the rate of tunnel ionization of N2 and O2 molecules in an intense Ti:sapphire laser pulse,” Optics Commun. 163, 29–32 (1999).
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F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, V. Wood, J.P. Wolf, A. Bartelt, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Femtosecond laser pulses distinguish bacteria from background urban aerosols,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 063901 (2005).
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H. L. Xu, Y. Kamali, C. Marceau, P. T. Simard, W. Liu, J. Bernardt, G. Méjean, P. Mathieu, G. Roy, J. R. Simard, and S. L. Chin, “Simultaneous detection and identification of multigas pollutants using filament-induced nonlinear spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101106 (2007).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, J.P. Wolf, L. Bergé, and S. Skupin, “UV-Supercontinuum generated by long-range filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 82, 341–345 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, E. Salmon, N. Lascoux, J. Kasparian, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, S. Li, A. Lindinger, L. Wöste, P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, and J.-P. Wolf, “Optimal control of filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 171117 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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. Méjean, R. Ackermann, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, and L. Wöste, “Improved laser triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges with dual fs-ns pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021101 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser filaments generated and transmitted in highly turbulent air,” Opt. Lett. 31, 86–88 (2006).
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R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, E. Salmon, J. Yu, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light filaments for multiparameter analysis of cloud microphysics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 22, 369–377 (2005).
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G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Ackermann, P. Rohwetter, Y.-B. André, J. Kasparian, B. Prade, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Yu, E. Salmon, W. Winn, L. A. Schlie, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Propagation of fs-TW laser filaments in adverse atmospheric conditions,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 785–789 (2005).
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Ph. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, L. Wöste, R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, and J.P. Wolf, “Filament-induced Remote Ablation for Long Range LIBS Operation,” Spectrochimica Acta B 60,1025–1033 (2005)
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Frey, J.-P. Wolf, S. Skupin, A. Vinçotte, R. Nuter, S. Champeaux, and L. Bergé, “Multifilamentation transmission through fog,” Phys. Rev. E. 72, 026611 (2005).
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M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eislöffel, U. Laux, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Kilometer-range non-linear propagation of femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E. 69, 036607 (2004).
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L. Bergé, S. Skupin, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Multiple filamentation of TW laser pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 225002 (2004).
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P. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with ultra-short pulses: characteristics in picosecond and femtosecond regimes,” Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. 19, 437–444 (2004).
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K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977–3979 (2004).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Remote Detection and Identification of Biological Aerosols using a Femtosecond Terawatt Lidar System,” Appl. Phys. B. 78, 535–537 (2004).
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S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J.P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Filamentation of femtosecond light pulses in the air: Turbulent cells versus long-range clusters,” Phys. Rev. E 70, 046602 (2004).
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Ph. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with Ultra-Short Pulses: Characteristics in Picosecond and Femtosecond Regimes,” J. of Anal. Atomic Spect. 19, 437–444 (2004).
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R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Méchain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781–5783 (2004).
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F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, G. Méjean, J. Yu, and J. P. Wolf, “Light filaments transmitted through clouds,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 213–215 (2003).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A.P. Hatzes, “Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared Lidar,” Appl. Phys. B. 77, 357–359 (2003).
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J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “White-Light Filaments for Atmospheric Analysis,” Science 301, 61–64 (2003).
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J. Yu, D. Mondelain, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, S. Geffroy, C. Favre, V. Boutou, and J.P. Wolf, “Sonographic probing of laser filaments in air,” Appl. Opt. 42, 7117–7120 (2003).
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M. Rodriguez, R. Sauerbrey, H. Wille, L. Wöste, T. Fujii, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, L. Klingbeil, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, and J.-P. Wolf, “Megavolt discharges triggered and guided with laser filaments,” Opt. Lett. 27, 772–774 (2002).
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H. Wille, M. Rodriguez, J. Kasparian, D. Mondelain, J. Yu, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Teramobile: a mobile femtosecond-terawatt laser and detection system,” European Physical Journal - Appl. Phys. 20, 183–190 (2002).
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G. Faye, J. Kasparian, and R. Sauerbrey, “Modifications to the Lidar equation due to nonlinear propagation in air,” Appl. Phys. B 73, 157–163 (2001).
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J. Yu, D. Mondelain, G. Ange, R. Volk, S. Niedermeier, J.-P. Wolf, J. Kasparian, and R. Sauerbrey, “Backward supercontinuum emission from a filament generated by ultrashort laser pulses in air,” Opt. Lett. 26, 533–535 (2001).
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J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. André, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Tzortzakis, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Wöste, “Infrared extension of the supercontinuum generated by fs-TW-laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1397–1399 (2000).
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J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, and S.L. Chin, “The critical laser intensity of self-guided light filaments in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 71, 877–879 (2000).
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J. Kasparian, E. Fréjafon, P. Rambaldi, J Yu, P. Ritter, P. Viscardi, and J.P. Wolf, “Characterization of urban aerosols using SEM-microscopy, X-Ray analysis, and Lidar measurements,” Atmospheric Environment 32, 2957–2967 (1998).
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E. Fréjafon, J. Kasparian, P. Rambaldi, B. Vezin, V. Boutou, J. Yu, M. Ulbricht, D. Weidauer, B. Ottobrini, E. de Saeger, B. Krämer, T. Leisner, P. Rairoux, L. Wöste, and J.P. Wolf, “Laser applications for atmospheric pollution monitoring,” European Physical Journal D. 4, 231–238 (1998).

J. Kasparian and J.-P. Wolf, “A new transient SRS analysis method of aerosols and application to a non-linear femtosecond Lidar,” Opt. Commun. 152, 355–360 (1998).
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J. Kasparian, Some properties of femtosecond laser filamentation relevant to atmospheric applications II. Large-scale filamentation, in Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science II, K. Yamanouchi, S. L. Chin, P. Agostini, and G. Ferrante, Editors. 2007, Springer. p. 301–318.

J. Extermann, P. Bejot, L. Bonacina, P. Billaud, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, “Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on Remote Optical Control Experiments,” to be published in Appl. Phys. Lett.

Kasparian, Jérôme

Pierre Béjot, Jérôme Kasparian, Estelle Salmon, Roland Ackermann, Nicolas Gisin, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, “Laser Noise Reduction in Air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 251112 (2006).
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P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, J. Extermann, M. Moret, J.P. Wolf, R. Ackermann, N. Lascoux, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, L. Bergé, S. Champeaux, C. Guet, N. Blanchot, O. Bonville, A. Boscheron, P. Canal, M. Castaldi, O. Hartmann, C. Lepage, L. Marmande, E. Mazataud, G. Mennerat, L. Patissou, V. Prevot, D. Raffestin, and J. Ribolzi, “32 Terawatt Atmospheric White-Light Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151106 (2007).

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P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, J. Extermann, M. Moret, J.P. Wolf, R. Ackermann, N. Lascoux, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, L. Bergé, S. Champeaux, C. Guet, N. Blanchot, O. Bonville, A. Boscheron, P. Canal, M. Castaldi, O. Hartmann, C. Lepage, L. Marmande, E. Mazataud, G. Mennerat, L. Patissou, V. Prevot, D. Raffestin, and J. Ribolzi, “32 Terawatt Atmospheric White-Light Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151106 (2007).

R. Salamé, N. Lascoux, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, and J. Kasparian, “Propagation of laser filaments through an extended turbulent region,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 171106 (2007).
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P. Béjot, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, and J.-P. Wolf, “Spectral correlation and noise reduction in laser filaments,” Applied Phsics B. 87, 1–4 (2007).
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R. Ackermann, E. Salmon, N. Lascoux, J. Kasparian, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, S. Li, A. Lindinger, L. Wöste, P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, and J.-P. Wolf, “Optimal control of filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 171117 (2006).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, J.P. Wolf, L. Bergé, and S. Skupin, “UV-Supercontinuum generated by long-range filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 82, 341–345 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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. Méjean, R. Ackermann, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, and L. Wöste, “Improved laser triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges with dual fs-ns pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021101 (2006).
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R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser filaments generated and transmitted in highly turbulent air,” Opt. Lett. 31, 86–88 (2006).
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R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, E. Salmon, J. Yu, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light filaments for multiparameter analysis of cloud microphysics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 22, 369–377 (2005).
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Ph. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, L. Wöste, R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, and J.P. Wolf, “Filament-induced Remote Ablation for Long Range LIBS Operation,” Spectrochimica Acta B 60,1025–1033 (2005)
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G. Méchain, C. D’Amico, Y.-B. André, 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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L. Bergé, S. Skupin, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Multiple filamentation of TW laser pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 225002 (2004).
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S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J.P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Filamentation of femtosecond light pulses in the air: Turbulent cells versus long-range clusters,” Phys. Rev. E 70, 046602 (2004).
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P. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with ultra-short pulses: characteristics in picosecond and femtosecond regimes,” Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. 19, 437–444 (2004).
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G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Remote Detection and Identification of Biological Aerosols using a Femtosecond Terawatt Lidar System,” Appl. Phys. B. 78, 535–537 (2004).
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Ph. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with Ultra-Short Pulses: Characteristics in Picosecond and Femtosecond Regimes,” J. of Anal. Atomic Spect. 19, 437–444 (2004).
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J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “White-Light Filaments for Atmospheric Analysis,” Science 301, 61–64 (2003).
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Windeler, R. S.

Winn, W.

G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Ackermann, P. Rohwetter, Y.-B. André, J. Kasparian, B. Prade, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Yu, E. Salmon, W. Winn, L. A. Schlie, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Propagation of fs-TW laser filaments in adverse atmospheric conditions,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 785–789 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J. P.

B. Q. Li, H. Rabitz, and J. P. Wolf, “Optimal dynamic discrimination of similar quantum systems with time series data,” J. Chem. Phys. 122, 154103 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Multiple filamentation of TW laser pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 225002 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, G. Méjean, J. Yu, and J. P. Wolf, “Light filaments transmitted through clouds,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 213–215 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O. Duclaux, E. Frejafon, H. Schmidt, A. Thomasson, D. Mondelain, J. Yu, C. Guillaumond, C. Puel, F. Savoie, P. Ritter, J. P. Boch, and J. P. Wolf, “3D-air quality model evaluation using the Lidar technique,” Atmos. Environ. 36, 5081–5095 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Stefanutti, M. Castagnoli, M. Del Guasta, M. Morandi, V. M. Sacco, V. Venturi, L. Zuccagnoli, J. Kolenda, H. Kneipp, P. Rairoux, B. Stein, D. Weidauer, and J. P. Wolf, “A four wavelength depolarization backscattering Lidar for polar stratospheric cloud monitoring,” Appl. Phys. B 55, 13–17 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J.P.

P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, J. Extermann, M. Moret, J.P. Wolf, R. Ackermann, N. Lascoux, R. Salamé, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, L. Bergé, S. Champeaux, C. Guet, N. Blanchot, O. Bonville, A. Boscheron, P. Canal, M. Castaldi, O. Hartmann, C. Lepage, L. Marmande, E. Mazataud, G. Mennerat, L. Patissou, V. Prevot, D. Raffestin, and J. Ribolzi, “32 Terawatt Atmospheric White-Light Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151106 (2007).

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, J.P. Wolf, L. Bergé, and S. Skupin, “UV-Supercontinuum generated by long-range filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. B. 82, 341–345 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Baudelet, L. Guyon, J. Yu, J.P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Spectral signature of native CN bonds for bacterium detection and identification using femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 063901 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ph. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, L. Wöste, R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, and J.P. Wolf, “Filament-induced Remote Ablation for Long Range LIBS Operation,” Spectrochimica Acta B 60,1025–1033 (2005)
[CrossRef]

F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, V. Wood, J.P. Wolf, A. Bartelt, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Femtosecond laser pulses distinguish bacteria from background urban aerosols,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 063901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Méchain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781–5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ph. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with Ultra-Short Pulses: Characteristics in Picosecond and Femtosecond Regimes,” J. of Anal. Atomic Spect. 19, 437–444 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J.P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Filamentation of femtosecond light pulses in the air: Turbulent cells versus long-range clusters,” Phys. Rev. E 70, 046602 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Yu, D. Mondelain, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, S. Geffroy, C. Favre, V. Boutou, and J.P. Wolf, “Sonographic probing of laser filaments in air,” Appl. Opt. 42, 7117–7120 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. Pan, S. C. Hill, J.P. Wolf, S. Holler, R.K. Chang, and J.R. Bottiger, “Backward-enhanced fluorescence from clusters of microspheres and particles of tryptophan,” Appl. Opt. 41, 2994–2999 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Méès, J.P. Wolf, G. Gouesbet, and G. Gréhan, “Two-photon absorption and fluorescence in a spherical micro-cavity illuminated by using two laser pulses: numerical simulations,” Optics Comm. 208, 371–375 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Pan, S. Holler, R.G. Pinnick, S. C. Hill, S. Niles, J.R. Bottiger, J.P. Wolf, and R. K. Chang, “Dynamics of photon-induced degradation and fluorescence in riboflavin microparticles,” App. Phys. B 72, 449–454 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian, E. Fréjafon, P. Rambaldi, J Yu, P. Ritter, P. Viscardi, and J.P. Wolf, “Characterization of urban aerosols using SEM-microscopy, X-Ray analysis, and Lidar measurements,” Atmospheric Environment 32, 2957–2967 (1998).
[CrossRef]

E. Fréjafon, J. Kasparian, P. Rambaldi, B. Vezin, V. Boutou, J. Yu, M. Ulbricht, D. Weidauer, B. Ottobrini, E. de Saeger, B. Krämer, T. Leisner, P. Rairoux, L. Wöste, and J.P. Wolf, “Laser applications for atmospheric pollution monitoring,” European Physical Journal D. 4, 231–238 (1998).

M. Douard, R. Bacis, G. Fabre, P. Rambaldi, A. Ross, R. Stringat, and J.P. Wolf, “Fourier-Transform Lidar,” Opt. Lett. 20, 2140–2142 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. del Guasta, M. Morandi, L. Stefanutti, B. Stein, J. Kolenda, P. Rairoux, J.P. Wolf, R. Matthey, and E. Kyrö, “Multiwavelength lidar observation of thin cirrus at the base of the Pinatubo stratospheric layer during the EASOE campaign,” Geophys. Res. Lett.,  21, 1339–1342 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. del Guasta, M. Morandi, L. Stefanutti, B. Stein, and J.P. Wolf, “Derivation of mount Pinatubo stratospheric aerosol mean size distribution by means of a multiwavelength Lidar,” App. Optics 33, 5690–5697 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J.P. Wolf, UV-DIAL-Lidar Techniques for Air Pollution Monitoring, in “Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry,” Ed. R.A. Meyers, Vol 3, pp 2226–2247, J. Wiley & Sons, New York (2000)

Wolf, J.-P.

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

P. Béjot, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, R. Ackermann, and J.-P. Wolf, “Spectral correlation and noise reduction in laser filaments,” Applied Phsics B. 87, 1–4 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Béjot, C. Bonnet, V. Boutou, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser Noise Compression by Filamentation at 400 nm in Argon,” Opt. Express 15, 13295–13309 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Laser filaments generated and transmitted in highly turbulent air,” Opt. Lett. 31, 86–88 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ackermann, E. Salmon, N. Lascoux, J. Kasparian, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, S. Li, A. Lindinger, L. Wöste, P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, and J.-P. Wolf, “Optimal control of filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 171117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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. Méjean, R. Ackermann, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, and L. Wöste, “Improved laser triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges with dual fs-ns pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Baudelet, L. Guyon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Femtosecond Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Escherichia Coli: Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopic Markers of the Bacterium,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 053901 (2006).

M. Baudelet, J. Yu, M. Bossu, J. Jovelet, J.-P. Wolf, T. Amodeo, E. Fréjafon, and P. Laloi, “Discrimination of Microbiological Samples using Femtosecond Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Ackermann, P. Rohwetter, Y.-B. André, J. Kasparian, B. Prade, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Yu, E. Salmon, W. Winn, L. A. Schlie, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Propagation of fs-TW laser filaments in adverse atmospheric conditions,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 785–789 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, E. Salmon, J. Yu, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light filaments for multiparameter analysis of cloud microphysics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 22, 369–377 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Frey, J.-P. Wolf, S. Skupin, A. Vinçotte, R. Nuter, S. Champeaux, and L. Bergé, “Multifilamentation transmission through fog,” Phys. Rev. E. 72, 026611 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eislöffel, U. Laux, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Kilometer-range non-linear propagation of femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E. 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with ultra-short pulses: characteristics in picosecond and femtosecond regimes,” Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. 19, 437–444 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, S. Frey, E. Salmon, and J.-P. Wolf, “Remote Detection and Identification of Biological Aerosols using a Femtosecond Terawatt Lidar System,” Appl. Phys. B. 78, 535–537 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A.P. Hatzes, “Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared Lidar,” Appl. Phys. B. 77, 357–359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “White-Light Filaments for Atmospheric Analysis,” Science 301, 61–64 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Wille, M. Rodriguez, J. Kasparian, D. Mondelain, J. Yu, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Teramobile: a mobile femtosecond-terawatt laser and detection system,” European Physical Journal - Appl. Phys. 20, 183–190 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. Boutou, C. Favre, S.C. Hill, Y.L. Pan, R.K. Chang, and J.-P. Wolf, “Backward enhanced emission from multiphoton processes in aerosols,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 145–152 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Sauerbrey, H. Wille, L. Wöste, T. Fujii, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, L. Klingbeil, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, and J.-P. Wolf, “Megavolt discharges triggered and guided with laser filaments,” Opt. Lett. 27, 772–774 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Yu, D. Mondelain, G. Ange, R. Volk, S. Niedermeier, J.-P. Wolf, J. Kasparian, and R. Sauerbrey, “Backward supercontinuum emission from a filament generated by ultrashort laser pulses in air,” Opt. Lett. 26, 533–535 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J.-P. Wolf, Y-L. Pan, G. Turner, M.C. Beard, C.A. Schmuttenmaer, S. Holler, and R.K. Chang, “Ballistic trajectories of optical wave packets within microcavities,” Phys. Rev. A 64, 023808 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. André, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Tzortzakis, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Wöste, “Infrared extension of the supercontinuum generated by fs-TW-laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1397–1399 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian and J.-P. Wolf, “A new transient SRS analysis method of aerosols and application to a non-linear femtosecond Lidar,” Opt. Commun. 152, 355–360 (1998).
[CrossRef]

P. Rambaldi, M. Douard, and J.-P. Wolf, “New UV tunable solid-state lasers for Lidar applications,” Appl. Phys. B 61, 117–120 (1995).
[CrossRef]

B. Stein, M. Delgusta, J. Kolenda, M. Morandi, P. Rairoux, L. Stefanutti, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Stratospheric aerosol-size distributions from multispectral Lidar measurements at Sodankyla during EASOE,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 21, 1311–1314 (1994).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kölsch, P. Rairoux, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Comparative study of nitric-oxyde immission in the cities of Lyon, Geneva and Stuttgart using a mobile differential absorption Lidar system,” Appl. Phys. B 54, 89–94 (1992).
[CrossRef]

M. Beniston, J.-P. Wolf, M. Beniston-Rebetez, H. J. Kölsch, P. Rairoux, and L. Wöste, “Use of Lidar Measurements and numerical models in air-pollution research,” J. Geophys. Res. - Atmospheres 95 (D7), 9879–9894 (1990)
[CrossRef]

H. J. Kölsch, P. Rairoux, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Simultaneous NO and NO2 measurement using BBO crystals,” Appl. Opt. 28, 2052–2056 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Favre, V. Boutou, S. C. Hill, W. Zimmer, M. Krenz, H. Lambrecht, J. Yu, R. K. Chang, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light nanosource with directional emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett.89035002 (2002)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Extermann, P. Bejot, L. Bonacina, P. Billaud, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf, “Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on Remote Optical Control Experiments,” to be published in Appl. Phys. Lett.

Wolf, Jean-Pierre

Pierre Béjot, Jérôme Kasparian, Estelle Salmon, Roland Ackermann, Nicolas Gisin, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, “Laser Noise Reduction in Air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 251112 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Luigi Bonacina, Jérôme Extermann, Ariana Rondi, Véronique Boutou, and Jean-Pierre Wolf, “Multiobjective genetic approach for optimal control of photoinduced processes,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 023408 (2007)
[CrossRef]

Wolf, J-P.

S.C. Hill, V. Boutou, J. Yu, S. Ramstein, J-P. Wolf, Y-L. Pan, S. Holler, and R.K. Chang, “Enhanced backward-directed multiphoton-excited fluorescence from dielectric microspheres,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 54–57 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wood, V.

F. Courvoisier, V. Boutou, V. Wood, J.P. Wolf, A. Bartelt, M. Roth, and H. Rabitz, “Femtosecond laser pulses distinguish bacteria from background urban aerosols,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 063901 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wöste, L.

G. Méjean, R. Ackermann, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, and L. Wöste, “Improved laser triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges with dual fs-ns pulses,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 021101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Ackermann, G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Bourayou, M. Rodriguez, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, S. Tzortzakis, Y.-B. André, J.-F. Bourrillon, L. Tamin, J.-P. Cascelli, C. Campo, C. Davoise, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, 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]

R. Ackermann, E. Salmon, N. Lascoux, J. Kasparian, P. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, S. Li, A. Lindinger, L. Wöste, P. Béjot, L. Bonacina, and J.-P. Wolf, “Optimal control of filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 171117 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, E. Salmon, J. Yu, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “White-light filaments for multiparameter analysis of cloud microphysics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 22, 369–377 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. Méchain, G. Méjean, R. Ackermann, P. Rohwetter, Y.-B. André, J. Kasparian, B. Prade, K. Stelmaszczyk, J. Yu, E. Salmon, W. Winn, L. A. Schlie, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Propagation of fs-TW laser filaments in adverse atmospheric conditions,” Appl. Phys. B. 80, 785–789 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ph. Rohwetter, K. Stelmaszczyk, L. Wöste, R. Ackermann, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, and J.P. Wolf, “Filament-induced Remote Ablation for Long Range LIBS Operation,” Spectrochimica Acta B 60,1025–1033 (2005)
[CrossRef]

Ph. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with Ultra-Short Pulses: Characteristics in Picosecond and Femtosecond Regimes,” J. of Anal. Atomic Spect. 19, 437–444 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Ackermann, K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, G. Méchain, V. Bergmann, S. Schaper, B. Weise, T. Kumm, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J.P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Triggering and guiding of megavolt discharges by laser-induced filaments under rain conditions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5781–5783 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Skupin, L. Bergé, U. Peschel, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J.P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Filamentation of femtosecond light pulses in the air: Turbulent cells versus long-range clusters,” Phys. Rev. E 70, 046602 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Rohwetter, J. Yu, G. Méjean, K. Stelmaszczyk, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Remote LIBS with ultra-short pulses: characteristics in picosecond and femtosecond regimes,” Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry. 19, 437–444 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Stelmaszczyk, P. Rohwetter, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, J. Kasparian, R. Ackermann, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Long-distance remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using filamentation in air,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3977–3979 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, F. Lederer, G. Méjean, J. Yu, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. P. Wolf, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, R. Bourayou, and R. Sauerbrey, “Multiple filamentation of TW laser pulses in air,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 225002 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rodriguez, R. Bourayou, G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, J. Yu, E. Salmon, A. Scholz, B. Stecklum, J. Eislöffel, U. Laux, A.P. Hatzes, R. Sauerbrey, L. Wöste, and J.-P. Wolf, “Kilometer-range non-linear propagation of femtosecond laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. E. 69, 036607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Méjean, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, R. Bourayou, R. Sauerbrey, M. Rodriguez, L. Wöste, H. Lehmann, B. Stecklum, U. Laux, J. Eislöffel, A. Scholz, and A.P. Hatzes, “Towards a supercontinuum-based infrared Lidar,” Appl. Phys. B. 77, 357–359 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian, M. Rodriguez, G. Méjean, J. Yu, E. Salmon, H. Wille, R. Bourayou, S. Frey, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “White-Light Filaments for Atmospheric Analysis,” Science 301, 61–64 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Wille, M. Rodriguez, J. Kasparian, D. Mondelain, J. Yu, A. Mysyrowicz, R. Sauerbrey, J.-P. Wolf, and L. Wöste, “Teramobile: a mobile femtosecond-terawatt laser and detection system,” European Physical Journal - Appl. Phys. 20, 183–190 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Rodriguez, R. Sauerbrey, H. Wille, L. Wöste, T. Fujii, Y.-B. André, A. Mysyrowicz, L. Klingbeil, K. Rethmeier, W. Kalkner, J. Kasparian, E. Salmon, J. Yu, and J.-P. Wolf, “Megavolt discharges triggered and guided with laser filaments,” Opt. Lett. 27, 772–774 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Bartelt, S. Minemoto, C. Lupulescu, S. Vajda, and L. Wöste, “Control of wavepacket dynamics in mixed alkali metal clusters by optimally shaped fs pulses,” European Physical Journal D 16, 127–131 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. Rairoux, H. Schillinger, S. Niedermeier, M. Rodriguez, F. Ronneberger, R. Sauerbrey, B. Stein, D. Waite, C. Wedekind, H. Wille, L. Wöste, and C. Ziener, “Remote sensing of the atmosphere using ultrashort laser pulses,” App. Phys. B 71, 573–580 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Kasparian, R. Sauerbrey, D. Mondelain, S. Niedermeier, J. Yu, J.-P. Wolf, Y.-B. André, M. Franco, B. Prade, A. Mysyrowicz, S. Tzortzakis, M. Rodriguez, H. Wille, and L. Wöste, “Infrared extension of the supercontinuum generated by fs-TW-laser pulses propagating in the atmosphere,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1397–1399 (2000).
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E. Fréjafon, J. Kasparian, P. Rambaldi, B. Vezin, V. Boutou, J. Yu, M. Ulbricht, D. Weidauer, B. Ottobrini, E. de Saeger, B. Krämer, T. Leisner, P. Rairoux, L. Wöste, and J.P. Wolf, “Laser applications for atmospheric pollution monitoring,” European Physical Journal D. 4, 231–238 (1998).

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