Plasma mirrors for short pulse lasers

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We show experimentally and theoretically that plasmas created by a sufficiently (1014 1015 2 short (<500 fs) intense W/cm ) laser pulse on the surface of dielectric material act as nearly perfect mirrors: reflecting p to 90% of the incident radiation with a wavefront quality equal to that of the initial solid surface.

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Yanovksy, V.P.; Perry, M.D.; Brown, C.G.; Feit, M.D. & Rubenchik, A. June 11, 1997.

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We show experimentally and theoretically that plasmas created by a sufficiently (1014 1015 2 short (<500 fs) intense W/cm ) laser pulse on the surface of dielectric material act as nearly perfect mirrors: reflecting p to 90% of the incident radiation with a wavefront quality equal to that of the initial solid surface.

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  • Ultrafast Optics 1997, Monterey, CA (United States), 4-7 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE98051080
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--127730
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 641764
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Yanovksy, V.P.; Perry, M.D.; Brown, C.G.; Feit, M.D. & Rubenchik, A. Plasma mirrors for short pulse lasers, article, June 11, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690764/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.