No data available.
Please log in to see this content.
You have no subscription access to this content.
No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
Triggering, guiding and deviation of long air spark discharges with femtosecond laser filament
3. H. Yasuda et al., “First observation of laser-triggered lightning in field experiment,” in Proceedings of the CHEO Pacific Rim, Optical Society of America, Paper PD1.14 (1997).
6. X. M. Zhao, J.-C. Diels, A. Braun, X. Liu, D. Du, G. Korn, G. Mourou, and J. M. Elizondo, “Use of self-trapped filaments in air to trigger lightning,” in Ultrafast Phenomena, Springer Series in Chemical Physics. New York: Springer-Verlag 60, 233 (1994).
7. H. Pepin et al., “Triggering and guiding high-voltage large-scale leader discharges with sub-joule ultrashort laser pulses,” Phys. Plasmas 8, 2532 (2001).
9. D. Comtois et al., “Triggering and Guiding of an Upward Positive Leader From a Ground Rod With an Ultrashort Laser Pulse—I: Experimental results,” IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science 31, 377 (2003).
13. S. L. Chin et al., “The propagation of powerful femtosecond laser pulses in optical media: physics, applications, and new challenges,” Canadian Journal of Physics 83, 863 (2005).
17. M. Durand et al., “Kilometer range filamentation: effects of filaments on transparent and non-transparent materials at long distances,” in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CThFF3.
18. R. Ackermann et al., “Influence of negative leader propagation on the triggering and guiding of high voltage discharges by laser filaments,” Appl. Phys. B 82, 561 (2006).
20. A. Houard et al., “High Current Permanent Discharges in Air Induced by Femtosecond Laser Filamentation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 171501 (2007).
22. 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,” Opt. Commun. 181, 123 (2000).
25. F. Vidal et al., “Modeling the triggering of streamers in Air by ultrashort laser pulses,” IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science 28, 418 (2000).
27. T. B. Petrova, H. D. Ladouceur, and A. P. Baronavski, “Numerical modeling of the electrical breakdown and discharge properties of laser-generated plasma channels,” Phys. Rev. E 76, 066405 (2007).
28. D. Comtois et al., “Triggering and Guiding of an Upward Positive Leader From a Ground Rod With an Ultrashort Laser Pulse—II: Modeling,” IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science 31, 387 (2003).
29. Th. Reess et al., “An experimental study of negative discharge in a 1.3 m point-plane air gap: the function of the space stem in the propagation mechanism,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 28, 2306 (1995).
30. V. Rakov and M. Uman, “Lightning: physics and effects,” Cambridge University Press (2003).
Article metrics loading...
In the perspective of the laser lightning rod, the ability of femtosecond filaments to trigger and to guide large scale discharges has been studied for several years. The present paper reports recent experimental results showing for the first time that filaments are able not only to trigger and guide but also to divert an electric discharge from its normal path. Laser filaments are also able to divert the spark without contact between laser and electrodes at large distance from the laser. A comparison between negative and positive discharge polarities also reveals important discrepancies in the guiding mechanism.
Full text loading...
Most read this month