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Title: Guiding of laser pulses in plasma waveguides created by linearly-polarized femtosecond laser pulses

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that plasma waveguides produced with ultra-short laser pulses (sub-picosecond) in gas jets are capable of guiding high intensity laser pulses. This scheme has the unique ability of guiding a high-intensity laser pulse in a plasma waveguide created by the same laser system in the very simple and stable experimental setup. A hot plasma column was created by a femtosecond class laser that expands into an on-axis parabolic low density profile suitable to act as a waveguide for high intensity laser beams. We have successfully guided ~1015 W cm-2 laser pulses in a 8 mm long hydrogen plasma waveguide with a 35% guiding efficiency.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Univ. de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
  2. Univ. de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1426090
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-742178
Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Lemos, N., Cardoso, L., Geada, J., Figueira, G., Albert, F., and Dias, J. M. Guiding of laser pulses in plasma waveguides created by linearly-polarized femtosecond laser pulses. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21392-z.
Lemos, N., Cardoso, L., Geada, J., Figueira, G., Albert, F., & Dias, J. M. Guiding of laser pulses in plasma waveguides created by linearly-polarized femtosecond laser pulses. United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21392-z.
Lemos, N., Cardoso, L., Geada, J., Figueira, G., Albert, F., and Dias, J. M. Fri . "Guiding of laser pulses in plasma waveguides created by linearly-polarized femtosecond laser pulses". United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21392-z. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426090.
@article{osti_1426090,
title = {Guiding of laser pulses in plasma waveguides created by linearly-polarized femtosecond laser pulses},
author = {Lemos, N. and Cardoso, L. and Geada, J. and Figueira, G. and Albert, F. and Dias, J. M.},
abstractNote = {We experimentally demonstrate that plasma waveguides produced with ultra-short laser pulses (sub-picosecond) in gas jets are capable of guiding high intensity laser pulses. This scheme has the unique ability of guiding a high-intensity laser pulse in a plasma waveguide created by the same laser system in the very simple and stable experimental setup. A hot plasma column was created by a femtosecond class laser that expands into an on-axis parabolic low density profile suitable to act as a waveguide for high intensity laser beams. We have successfully guided ~1015 W cm-2 laser pulses in a 8 mm long hydrogen plasma waveguide with a 35% guiding efficiency.},
doi = {10.1038/s41598-018-21392-z},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = 1,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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