Long-lived waveguides and sound-wave generation by laser filamentation

Oren Lahav*, Liad Levi, Itai Orr, Ron A. Nemirovsky, Jonathan Nemirovsky, Ido Kaminer, Mordechai Segev, Oren Cohen

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We discover long-lived (microsecond-scale) optical waveguiding in the wake of atmospheric laser filaments. We also observe the formation and then outward propagation of the consequent sound wave. These effects may be used for remote induction of atmospheric long-lived optical structures from afar which could serve for a variety of applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021801
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 19 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


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