Efficient guiding of 1-ps infrared laser pulses with power exceeding 10 TW has been demonstrated through hollow capillary tubes with 40- and 100-mu m internal diameters and lengths up to 10 mm, with transmission greater than 80% of the incident energy coupled into the capillary. The beam is guided via multiple reflections off a plasma formed on the walls of the guide by the pulse's rising edge, as inferred from optical probe measurements.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|Issue number||5 SUPPL. A|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
Borghesi, M., Mackinnon, A. J., Gaillard, R., Willi, O., & Offenberger, A. A. (1998). Guiding of a 10-TW picosecond laser pulse through hollow capillary tubes. Physical Review E, 57(5 SUPPL. A), R4899-R4902.