Enigmatic long voids

Were those really due to Rayleigh instability?

1. Long non-periodic filaments

davis atkins


2. Counterarguments

  • Viscosity of the melt is too high (Yakovlenko ’04)
  • Can’t explain why O2 is in the voids (Kashyap ’13)
  • Similar void appears at a sudden pump power drop (this study)

    Launched light in the past experiments must be modulated w/o knowing it.
    (floating dust?)


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