Guiding of a 10-TW picosecond laser pulse through hollow capillary tubes

Marco Borghesi, A.J. Mackinnon, R. Gaillard, O. Willi, A.A. Offenberger

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R4899-R4902
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5 SUPPL. A
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


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