Propagation of a short intense laser pulse in a curved plasma channel

A.J.W. Reitsma, D.A. Jaroszynski

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Abstract

In this paper, the propagation of a short intense laser pulse in a curved plasma channel is considered. The effects of the shape of the plasma density profile and feedback from the wakefield on the pulse envelope dynamics are studied, with particular attention being paid to the conditions for avoiding laser spot size and centroid oscillations. A possible application to laser wakefield acceleration in the nonlinear regime is discussed. (Abstract from: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4599084&tag=1)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1745
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • laser-plasma interaction
  • plasma-based acceleration methods
  • plasma waveguides

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