Plasma optical modulators for intense lasers

Lu-Le Yu, Yao Zhao, Lie-Jia Qian, Min Chen, Su-Ming Weng, Zheng-Ming Sheng, D. A. Jaroszynski, W. B. Mori, Jie Zhang

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Abstract

Optical modulators can be made nowadays with high modulation speed, broad bandwidth, while being compact, owing to the recent advance in material science and microfabrication technology. However, these optical modulators usually work for low intensity light beams. Here, we present an ultrafast, plasma-based optical modulator, which can directly modulate high power lasers with intensity up to 10 16 W cm
LanguageEnglish
Article number11893
Number of pages7
JournalNature Communications
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016

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Light modulators
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high power lasers
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Keywords

  • optical modulators
  • broad bandwidth
  • plasma waves
  • high field physics

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Yu, L-L., Zhao, Y., Qian, L-J., Chen, M., Weng, S-M., Sheng, Z-M., ... Zhang, J. (2016). Plasma optical modulators for intense lasers. Nature Communications, 7, [11893]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11893
Yu, Lu-Le ; Zhao, Yao ; Qian, Lie-Jia ; Chen, Min ; Weng, Su-Ming ; Sheng, Zheng-Ming ; Jaroszynski, D. A. ; Mori, W. B. ; Zhang, Jie. / Plasma optical modulators for intense lasers. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7.
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