Investigations into the volume plasma density grating waveplate

George K. Holt, Gregory Vieux, Bernhard Ersfeld, Samuel R. Yoffe, James Feehan, Enrico Brunetti, Min Sup Hur, Dino A. Jaroszynski

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Volume density gratings produced by degenerate, counterpropagating laser pulses in plasma have several useful optical properties. Here we report on one of these in an investigation into creation of a transient plasma density grating that functions as a waveplate.
Original languageEnglish
Article number117780M
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE
Early online date18 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2021
EventSPIE Optics + Optoelectronics - Online only
Duration: 19 Apr 202123 Apr 2021


  • plasma optics
  • high-intensity laser-plasma interactions
  • particle-in-cell simulations
  • plasma gratings
  • plasma
  • waveplate
  • polarisation of light
  • Cirrus


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