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Title: Propagation of a weakly nonlinear laser pulse in a curved plasma channel

Abstract

In this paper, the propagation of a high intensity laser pulse in a curved plasma channel is studied. The matching conditions, which are different from straight plasma channels, are examined. The analysis includes a study of centroid and spot size oscillations, relativistic self-focusing, and the effect of wakefields on the propagation of the laser pulse. The possible application of curved plasma channels in laser wakefield acceleration is discussed.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20975000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2731816; (c) 2007 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; ACCELERATION; FOCUSING; LASERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA WAVES; PULSES; RELATIVISTIC PLASMA; RELATIVISTIC RANGE

Citation Formats

Reitsma, A. J. W., and Jaroszynski, D. A. Propagation of a weakly nonlinear laser pulse in a curved plasma channel. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2731816.
Reitsma, A. J. W., & Jaroszynski, D. A. Propagation of a weakly nonlinear laser pulse in a curved plasma channel. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2731816.
Reitsma, A. J. W., and Jaroszynski, D. A. Tue . "Propagation of a weakly nonlinear laser pulse in a curved plasma channel". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2731816.
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author = {Reitsma, A. J. W. and Jaroszynski, D. A.},
abstractNote = {In this paper, the propagation of a high intensity laser pulse in a curved plasma channel is studied. The matching conditions, which are different from straight plasma channels, are examined. The analysis includes a study of centroid and spot size oscillations, relativistic self-focusing, and the effect of wakefields on the propagation of the laser pulse. The possible application of curved plasma channels in laser wakefield acceleration is discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2731816},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 5,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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