Light scattering and self-focusing in laser produced sparks

J. S. Bakos, I. B. Földes, P. N. Ignácz, Zsuzsa Sörlei

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The spectral and temporal behaviour of back-and forward-scattered laser light on laser produced spark are investigated. Short backscattered pulses from the plasma fronts appears just after the breakdown. Self-focusing caused by nonlinear heating begins when the plasma filament is already formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-410
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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