Laser-driven plasma waves in capillary tubes

F. Wojda, K. Cassou, Guillaume Genoud, Matthias Burza, Yannick Glinec, Olle Lundh, Anders Persson, G. Vieux, E. Brunetti, R. P. Shanks, D. Jaroszynski, N. E. Andreev, Claes-Göran Wahlström, B. Cros

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics)
Volume80
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Keywords

  • plasma simulation
  • nonlinear waves
  • plasma
  • plasma light propagation
  • hydrogen
  • plasma diagnostics
  • red shift

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