Laser-driven plasma waves in capillary tubes

F. Wojda, K. Cassou, G. Genoud, M. Burza, Y. Glinec, O. Lundh, A. Persson, G. Vieux, E. Brunetti, R. P. Shanks, D. Jaroszynski, N. E. Andreev, C. G. Wahlström, B. Cros

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Abstract

The excitation of plasma waves over a length of up to 8 cm is demonstrated using laser guiding of intense laser pulses through hydrogen-filled glass capillary tubes. The plasma waves are diagnosed by spectral analysis of the transmitted laser radiation. The dependence of the spectral redshift-measured as a function of filling pressure, capillary tube length, and incident laser energy-is in excellent agreement with simulation results. The longitudinal accelerating field inferred from the simulations is in the range of 1-10 GV/m.

Original languageEnglish
Article number066403
JournalPhysical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2009
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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    Wojda, F., Cassou, K., Genoud, G., Burza, M., Glinec, Y., Lundh, O., Persson, A., Vieux, G., Brunetti, E., Shanks, R. P., Jaroszynski, D., Andreev, N. E., Wahlström, C. G., & Cros, B. (2009). Laser-driven plasma waves in capillary tubes. Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 80(6), [066403]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.066403