Propagation of a weakly nonlinear 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 high intensity laser pulse in a curved plasma channel is studied. The matching conditions, which are different from straight plasma channels, are examined. The analysis includes a study of centroid and spot size oscillations, relativistic self-focusing, and the effect of wakefields on the propagation of the laser pulse. The possible application of curved plasma channels in laser wakefield acceleration is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)053104
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Keywords

  • self-focussing
  • channeling
  • filamentation
  • plasmas
  • Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons and ions
  • nonlinear phenomena
  • waves
  • wave propagation
  • electrostatic wave
  • oscillations
  • relativistic plasma
  • high intensity laser pulse
  • curved plasma channel

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In: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 14, No. 5, 05.2007, p. 053104.

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