Nikolay E. Andreev

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The properties of the eigenmodes of a capillary tube are examined in the context of ultrashort intense laser pulse guiding. The dispersion relation for the eigenmodes of a cylindrical hollow waveguide is derived and the family of eigenmodes EH(nus) is shown to be a solution of the wave equation up to the first order under the condition k(0)a >>1, where k(0)(More)
The excitation of plasma waves over a length of up to 8 cm is demonstrated using laser guiding of intense laser pulses through hydrogen-filled glass capillary tubes. The plasma waves are diagnosed by spectral analysis of the transmitted laser radiation. The dependence of the spectral redshift-measured as a function of filling pressure, capillary tube(More)
The propagation of a short intense laser pulse in the femtosecond range in a hollow metallic waveguide gives rise to heating of the metallic wall. The temperature of the degenerate electron gas in the wall is increased during the pulse duration and this heating affects the propagation and dissipation of the laser pulse. Analytical and numerical analysis(More)
A model describing the nonsymmetrical laser-pulse propagation in capillary tubes with inner radius smoothly varying with the capillary length is proposed. Using this model, the use of capillaries with specially profiled entrance sections (particularly cone matching elements) for improving the coupling of the laser energy into a capillary and avoiding(More)
A theoretical model is developed for the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with solid targets on the basis of the two-temperature equation of state for an irradiated substance. It allows the description of the dynamics of the plasma formation and expansion. Comparison of available experimental data on the amplitude and phase of the complex(More)
The guided laser pulse propagation and wake-field generation are studied in a wide (in comparison with the laser spot size) gas-filled capillary with an on-axis gas density depletion, which can be produced by a rapid spin of the capillary around its axis or by radially propagating shock waves generated in a piezoceramic tube. A single equation for the(More)
The staged electron laser acceleration (STELLA) experiment demonstrated staging between two laser-driven devices, high trapping efficiency of microbunches within the accelerating field and narrow energy spread during laser acceleration. These are important for practical laser-driven accelerators. STELLA used inverse free electron lasers, which were chosen(More)
A decrease in the depolarization ratio by more than one order of magnitude by use of a recently proposed Faraday mirror (FM) in comparison with the traditional FM has been demonstrated experimentally. At a high average laser power, the possibility of an increase in the accuracy of compensation of depolarization in the active element by means of a lambda/4(More)
A simple model for the dielectric function of a completely ionized plasma with an arbitrary ionic charge that is valid for long-wavelength high-frequency perturbations is derived using an approximate solution of a linearized Fokker-Planck kinetic equation for electrons with a Landau collision integral. The model accounts for both the electron-ion collisions(More)
We study an unusual working regime of a recently developed sub-terahertz microwave cavity-based switch. The resonator cavity includes a semiconductor plate which is illuminated by laser emission beyond the photoelectric threshold. Despite a significant change to the conventional process of photoelectric effect we have found that the switch works. Typical(More)