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High repetition rate ultrashort laser cuts a path through fog

Published inApplied physics letters, vol. 109, no. 25, 251105
Publication date2016

We experimentally demonstrate that the transmission of a 1030~nm, 1.3~ps laser beam of 100 mJ energy through fog increases when its repetition rate increases to the kHz range. Due to the efficient energy deposition by the laser filaments in the air, a shockwave ejects the fog droplets from a substantial volume of the beam, at a moderate energy cost. This process opens prospects for applications requiring the transmission of laser beams through fogs and clouds.

  • arxiv : physics.optics
Note11 pages, 5 figures
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DE LA CRUZ CEBALLOS, Lorena Cynthia et al. High repetition rate ultrashort laser cuts a path through fog. In: Applied physics letters, 2016, vol. 109, n° 25, p. 251105. doi: 10.1063/1.4972954
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