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Title: Chirped pulse compression in nonuniform plasma Bragg gratings

Abstract

A nonuniform plasma Bragg grating with a monotonically increasing density-modulation profile can be naturally produced by two Gaussian laser pulses counterpropagating through a homogeneous plasma slab. Such a plasma grating exhibits a nonuniform photonic band gap with a monotonically increasing width. It can be used to compress a positively or negatively chirped pulse. Particle-in-cell simulations show that the compressed pulse has nearly no energy loss and the compression efficiency can exceed 90%.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20706417
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2132074; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BRAGG REFLECTION; COMPRESSION; DIFFRACTION GRATINGS; HOMOGENEOUS PLASMA; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; PLASMA SIMULATION; PULSES

Citation Formats

Wu Huichun, Sheng Zhengming, and Zhang Jie. Chirped pulse compression in nonuniform plasma Bragg gratings. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2132074.
Wu Huichun, Sheng Zhengming, & Zhang Jie. Chirped pulse compression in nonuniform plasma Bragg gratings. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2132074.
Wu Huichun, Sheng Zhengming, and Zhang Jie. Mon . "Chirped pulse compression in nonuniform plasma Bragg gratings". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2132074.
@article{osti_20706417,
title = {Chirped pulse compression in nonuniform plasma Bragg gratings},
author = {Wu Huichun and Sheng Zhengming and Zhang Jie},
abstractNote = {A nonuniform plasma Bragg grating with a monotonically increasing density-modulation profile can be naturally produced by two Gaussian laser pulses counterpropagating through a homogeneous plasma slab. Such a plasma grating exhibits a nonuniform photonic band gap with a monotonically increasing width. It can be used to compress a positively or negatively chirped pulse. Particle-in-cell simulations show that the compressed pulse has nearly no energy loss and the compression efficiency can exceed 90%.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2132074},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 20,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Nov 14 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Mon Nov 14 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}