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Title: Ultrahigh-Intensity Optical Slow-Wave Structure

Abstract

We report the development of corrugated 'slow-wave' plasma guiding structures with application to quasiphase-matched direct laser acceleration of charged particles and generation of a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. These structures support guided propagation at intensities up to 2x10{sup 17} W/cm{sup 2}, limited by our current laser energy and side leakage. Hydrogen and argon plasma waveguides up to 1.5 cm in length with corrugation period as short as 35 {mu}m are generated in a cryogenic cluster jet. Experimental data are consistent with simulations showing periodic modulations of the laser pulse intensity.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]; ;  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)
  2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20957902
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.035001; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; ARGON; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; HYDROGEN; LASERS; MODULATION; PERIODICITY; PLASMA; PULSES; SIMULATION; SPECTRA; WAVEGUIDES

Citation Formats

Layer, B D, York, A, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Antonsen, T M, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Varma, S, Chen, Y -H, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Leng, Y, Milchberg, H M, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, and Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. Ultrahigh-Intensity Optical Slow-Wave Structure. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.99.035001.
Layer, B D, York, A, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Antonsen, T M, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Varma, S, Chen, Y -H, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Leng, Y, Milchberg, H M, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, & Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. Ultrahigh-Intensity Optical Slow-Wave Structure. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.99.035001.
Layer, B D, York, A, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Antonsen, T M, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Varma, S, Chen, Y -H, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, Leng, Y, Milchberg, H M, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, and Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. Fri . "Ultrahigh-Intensity Optical Slow-Wave Structure". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.99.035001.
@article{osti_20957902,
title = {Ultrahigh-Intensity Optical Slow-Wave Structure},
author = {Layer, B D and York, A and Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 and Antonsen, T M and Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 and Varma, S and Chen, Y -H and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 and Leng, Y and Milchberg, H M and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 and Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742},
abstractNote = {We report the development of corrugated 'slow-wave' plasma guiding structures with application to quasiphase-matched direct laser acceleration of charged particles and generation of a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. These structures support guided propagation at intensities up to 2x10{sup 17} W/cm{sup 2}, limited by our current laser energy and side leakage. Hydrogen and argon plasma waveguides up to 1.5 cm in length with corrugation period as short as 35 {mu}m are generated in a cryogenic cluster jet. Experimental data are consistent with simulations showing periodic modulations of the laser pulse intensity.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.99.035001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 3,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {7}
}