Electromagnetically Induced Guiding of Counter-propagating Lasers in Plasmas

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The interaction of counter-propagating laser pulses in a plasma is considered. When the frequencies of the two lasers are close, nonlinear modification of the refraction index results in the mutual focusing of the two beams. A short (of order the plasma period) laser pulse can also be nonlinearly focused by a long counter-propagating beam which extends over the entire guiding length. This phenomenon of electromagnetically induced guiding can be utilized in laser-driven plasma accelerators.

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Shvets, G. & Pukhov, A. May 1998.

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  • Shvets, G. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543 (US)
  • Pukhov, A. Max-Plank-Institut fur Quantenoptik, D-85748, Garching (Germany)

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The interaction of counter-propagating laser pulses in a plasma is considered. When the frequencies of the two lasers are close, nonlinear modification of the refraction index results in the mutual focusing of the two beams. A short (of order the plasma period) laser pulse can also be nonlinearly focused by a long counter-propagating beam which extends over the entire guiding length. This phenomenon of electromagnetically induced guiding can be utilized in laser-driven plasma accelerators.

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12 pages; Other: FDE: PDF

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  • Other Information: Supercedes report DE98058015; PBD: May 1998

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  • Other: DE98058015
  • Report No.: PPPL--3297
  • Grant Number: AC02-CHO-3073
  • DOI: 10.2172/16738 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 16738
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619354

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Shvets, G. & Pukhov, A. Electromagnetically Induced Guiding of Counter-propagating Lasers in Plasmas, report, May 1998; Prince. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619354/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.