Laser-driven plasma waves in capillary tubes

Wojda, F. et al. (2009) Laser-driven plasma waves in capillary tubes. Physical Review E, 80(6), Art. 066403. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.80.066403)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shanks, Dr Richard
Authors: 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., and Cros, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Physical Review E
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1550-2376

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