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Gas-filled capillary discharge waveguides

Abstract:

We describe in detail the operation of the gas-filled capillary discharge waveguide for high-intensity laser pulses and discuss measurements and magnetohydrodynamic simulations that show that the plasma channel produced is parabolic and essentially fully ionized. We present the results of experiments in which laser pulses with a peak input intensity of 1.2 × 1017 W cm-2 were guided through hydrogen-filled capillary discharges with lengths of 30 and 50 mm. The pulse energy coupling and transmi...

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10.1364/JOSAB.20.000138

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Publisher:
Optical Society of American (OSA)
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS
Volume:
20
Issue:
1
Pages:
138-151
Publication date:
2003-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-8540
ISSN:
0740-3224
URN:
uuid:3bcb6416-08cf-4563-be87-715bf6ef9677
Source identifiers:
27338
Local pid:
pubs:27338
Language:
English

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