Abstract

A recently demonstrated plasma light pipe [Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2142 (1993)] is shown to support single-mode, multimode, and leaky-mode propagation at intensities as high as 1014 W/cm2. The conditions that determine these propagation regimes are elaborated.

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C. G. Durfee, F. Lynch, and H. M. Milchberg, "Mode properties of a plasma waveguide for intense laser pulses: erratum," Opt. Lett. 20, 946-946 (1995)
https://www.osapublishing.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-20-8-946

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1993

C. G. Durfee, H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

1989

N. H. Burnett, P. B. Corkum, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 1195 (1989).
[CrossRef]

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1979

T. Tajima, J. M. Dawson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 267 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1976

J. A. Fleck, J. R. Morris, M. D. Feit, Appl. Phys. 10, 129 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Burnett, N. H.

Corkum, P. B.

Dawson, J. M.

T. Tajima, J. M. Dawson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 267 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C. G.

C. G. Durfee, H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Lett. 17, 37 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, J. Lynch, H. M. Milchberg, “Development of a plasma waveguide for high-intensity laser pulses,”Phys. Rev. E (to be published).

Feit, M. D.

J. A. Fleck, J. R. Morris, M. D. Feit, Appl. Phys. 10, 129 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Feray, M.

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fleck, J. A.

J. A. Fleck, J. R. Morris, M. D. Feit, Appl. Phys. 10, 129 (1976).
[CrossRef]

L’Huillier, A.

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lehmeier, H. J.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Leupacher, W.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Li, X. F.

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lompré, L. A.

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Love, J. D.

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1983), p. 487.
[CrossRef]

Lynch, J.

C. G. Durfee, J. Lynch, H. M. Milchberg, “Development of a plasma waveguide for high-intensity laser pulses,”Phys. Rev. E (to be published).

Mainfray, G.

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Milchberg, H. M.

C. G. Durfee, H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Lett. 17, 37 (1992).
[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, J. Lynch, H. M. Milchberg, “Development of a plasma waveguide for high-intensity laser pulses,”Phys. Rev. E (to be published).

Morris, J. R.

J. A. Fleck, J. R. Morris, M. D. Feit, Appl. Phys. 10, 129 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Penzkofer, A.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Snyder, A. W.

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1983), p. 487.
[CrossRef]

Tajima, T.

T. Tajima, J. M. Dawson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 267 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys.

J. A. Fleck, J. R. Morris, M. D. Feit, Appl. Phys. 10, 129 (1976).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

H. J. Lehmeier, W. Leupacher, A. Penzkofer, Opt. Commun. 56, 67 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

X. F. Li, A. L’Huillier, M. Feray, L. A. Lompré, G. Mainfray, Phys. Rev. A 39, 5751 (1989).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

C. G. Durfee, H. M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Tajima, J. M. Dawson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 267 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. W. Snyder, J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman & Hall, London, 1983), p. 487.
[CrossRef]

C. G. Durfee, J. Lynch, H. M. Milchberg, “Development of a plasma waveguide for high-intensity laser pulses,”Phys. Rev. E (to be published).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Lowest-order modes for various curvature exponents α. The index difference Δn(r = 10 μm) is held constant, (b) Calculation comparing leaky waveforms (dashed curves) with eigenmodes (solid curves), (c) Electric-field plot of leaky-mode propagation for a channel that cannot support a lowest-order mode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Exit mode images for a coupling beam waist ~5z0 (1.5 mm) in front of the channel entrance (30 Torr Xe/170 Torr N2, E1 = 160 mJ, E2 = 25 mJ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Exit mode image lineouts for a coupling beam waist moved away from channel entrance in 0.625-mm increments. One lineout (points) is shown fitted to a Gaussian (solid curve), (b) Normalized plots of (a) (30 Torr Xe/40 Torr N2, E1 = 165 mJ, E2 = 25 mJ, delay 12 ns).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Full channel length scattering image lineouts showing leaky-mode propagation (an image is shown for 1-ns delay). Imaginary wave numbers ki are 0.92, 0.79, and 0.20 cm−1 for 1-, 2-, and 6-ns delays, (b) Exit mode image for 1-ns delay of (a), showing the ring that is due to leaky mode (30 Torr Xe/95 Torr N2, E1 = 160 mJ, E2 = 15 mJ).

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N e max N e min = Δ N e ( r m ) ( 2 p + m + 1 ) 2 / π r e r m 2 ; Δ N e ( w ch ) = ( 2 p + m + 1 ) 2 / π r e w ch 2 .

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