Demonstration of kilohertz operation of hydrodynamic optical-field-ionized plasma channels

  title={Demonstration of kilohertz operation of hydrodynamic optical-field-ionized plasma channels},
  author={Aaron Alejo and J. Cowley and A. Picksley and R. Walczak and S. M. Hooker},
  journal={Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
We demonstrate experimentally that hydrodynamic optical-field-ionized (HOFI) plasma channels can be generated at kHz-scale pulse repetition rates, in a static gas cell and for an extended period. Using a pump-probe arrangement, we show via transverse interferometry that the properties of two HOFI channels generated 1 ms apart are essentially the same. We demonstrate that HOFI channels can be generated at a mean repetition rate of 0.4 kHz for a period of 6.5 hours without degradation of the… 

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