Evolution of a Plasma Waveguide Created during Relativistic-Ponderomotive Self-Channeling of an Intense Laser Pulse

@inproceedings{Sarkisov1999EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of a Plasma Waveguide Created during Relativistic-Ponderomotive Self-Channeling of an Intense Laser Pulse},
  author={G. S. Sarkisov and Anatoly Maksimchuk and Richard Wagner and D Umstadter},
  year={1999}
}
An on-axis plasma density depression channel was observed during and after the passage of a relativistically and ponderomotively self-guided laser pulse through a plasma. Optical interferometry was used to produce time-resolved plasma density distributions, revealing the formation of a plasma waveguide. These results were complemented by the guiding of a… CONTINUE READING