Ellipsoidal Plasma Mirror Focusing of High Power Laser Pulses to Ultra-high Intensities (∼ 1022 Wcm−2)



This dataset contains the raw data used in the Physics of Plasma article of the same name. It is used as supporting evidence for the successful implementation of an ellipsoidal focusing plasma mirror, producing a factor 2.5 reduction in focal spot size and a factor 3.6 enhancement in peak intensity, resulting in intensities approaching 10^22 W/cm2. The experimental data herein was taken using the VULCAN petawatt laser facility at the CLF, UK. Modelling of the optical system was conducted using the ray tracing software Zemax.
Date made available1 Mar 2016
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Temporal coverage1 Jan 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Date of data production1 Sept 2015

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