Scientific article
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HV discharges triggered by dual- and triple-frequency laser filaments

Published inOptics Express, vol. 27, no. 8, 11339
Publication date2019

We study the use of frequency upconversion schemes of near-IR picosecond laser pulses and compare their ability to guide and trigger electric discharges through filamentation in air. Upconversion, such as Second Harmonic Generation, is favorable for triggering electric discharges for given amount of available laser energy, even taking into account the losses inherent to frequency conversion. We focus on the practical question of optimizing the use of energy from a given available laser system and the potential advantage to use frequency conversion schemes.

  • Laser
  • Femtoseconde
  • Haut-voltage
  • HV
  • Femtosecond
  • Filament
  • Filamentation
  • Bicolore
  • Tricolore
  • European Commission - Laser Lightning Rod [737033]
Citation (ISO format)
PRODUIT, Thomas et al. HV discharges triggered by dual- and triple-frequency laser filaments. In: Optics Express, 2019, vol. 27, n° 8, p. 11339. doi: 10.1364/OE.27.011339
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ISSN of the journal1094-4087

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