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Evolution of a Plasma Waveguide Created during Relativistic-Ponderomotive Self-Channeling of an Intense Laser Pulse
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Shouyuan Chen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • G.S. Sarkisov, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Anatoly Maksimchuk, University of Michigan
  • R. Wagner, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version
3-23-1998
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Published by American Physical Society. Physical Review Letters, 80, 2610-13 (1998). http://prl.aps.org. Copyright © 1998 American Physical Society. Permission to use.

Abstract

An on-axis plasma density depression channel was observed during and after the passage of a relativistically and ponderomotively self-guided laser pulse through a plasma. Optical interferometry was used to produce time-resolved plasma density distributions, revealing the formation of a plasma waveguide. These results were complemented by the guiding of a collinear trailing pulse.

Citation Information
Shouyuan Chen, G.S. Sarkisov, Anatoly Maksimchuk, R. Wagner, et al.. "Evolution of a Plasma Waveguide Created during Relativistic-Ponderomotive Self-Channeling of an Intense Laser Pulse" (1998)
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