Abstract

The monomode guided propagation of a short (500-fs) laser pulse is studied for an incident intensity in the range 10133×1018 W/cm2 inside a glass-walled capillary tube (length, ≈1 cm; inner radius, 15 µm). The measured transmission is constant over a large range of incident intensities (10131016 W/cm2) and corresponds, except for a coupling constant, to the value predicted by an analytical model for monomode guiding. For incident intensities larger than 1017 W/cm2, a drop in transmission is observed, which is attributed to plasma creation at the entrance plane of the capillary tube.

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