Abstract

Subpicosecond laser pulses at power levels in excess of 1 TW were channeled through hollow microcapillary tubes by use of a combination of grazing-incidence dielectric and plasma-wall reflection mechanisms. Maximum input and output intensities were 1017 and 1016 W/cm2 through 50-μm radius by 3-cm-long glass microcapillary tubes with as few as two waveguide modes being excited. 133-μm radius tubes as long as 13 cm resulted in successful channeling with an extinction coefficient of 0.2 cm−1 and a plasma-wall reflectivity of 80%.

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E. Marcatili, R. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Boyer, K.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, W.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
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Cheng, R.

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[CrossRef]

Deng, X.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Du, D.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C.

C. Durfee, H. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2409 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Esarey, E.

P. Sprangle, E. Esarey, A. Ting, G. Joyce, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2146 (1988); R. Weber, P. Cunningham, J. Balmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2596 (1988); K. Lieberman, A. Lewis, Ultramicroscopy 42–44A, 399 (1992); C. Joshi, P. Corkum, Phys. Today 48(1), 36 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gu, M.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D.

D. Hanna, S. Mussett, M. Pacheco, D. Shepherd, Opt. Commun. 65, 279 (1988); A. Fisher, J. Gallardo, J. Sandweiss, A. van Steenbergen, Rep. BNL-47974 (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., 1992).
[CrossRef]

Harrington, J.

Hirsch, J.

Joyce, G.

P. Sprangle, E. Esarey, A. Ting, G. Joyce, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2146 (1988); R. Weber, P. Cunningham, J. Balmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2596 (1988); K. Lieberman, A. Lewis, Ultramicroscopy 42–44A, 399 (1992); C. Joshi, P. Corkum, Phys. Today 48(1), 36 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Korn, G.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Z.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Luk, T.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marcatili, E.

E. Marcatili, R. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

McPherson, A.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Milchberg, H.

C. Durfee, H. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2409 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mourou, G.

M. Perry, G. Mourou, Science 264, 917 (1994), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mussett, S.

D. Hanna, S. Mussett, M. Pacheco, D. Shepherd, Opt. Commun. 65, 279 (1988); A. Fisher, J. Gallardo, J. Sandweiss, A. van Steenbergen, Rep. BNL-47974 (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., 1992).
[CrossRef]

Pacheco, M.

D. Hanna, S. Mussett, M. Pacheco, D. Shepherd, Opt. Commun. 65, 279 (1988); A. Fisher, J. Gallardo, J. Sandweiss, A. van Steenbergen, Rep. BNL-47974 (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., 1992).
[CrossRef]

Perry, M.

M. Perry, G. Mourou, Science 264, 917 (1994), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Prokhorov, A.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rhodes, C.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schmeltzer, R.

E. Marcatili, R. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Shepherd, D.

D. Hanna, S. Mussett, M. Pacheco, D. Shepherd, Opt. Commun. 65, 279 (1988); A. Fisher, J. Gallardo, J. Sandweiss, A. van Steenbergen, Rep. BNL-47974 (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., 1992).
[CrossRef]

Shi, X.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shiryaev, O.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Solem, J.

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Spitzer, L.

L. Spitzer, Physics of Fully Ionized Gases, 2nd ed. (Wiley Interscience, New York, 1967), p. 53.

Sprangle, P.

P. Sprangle, E. Esarey, A. Ting, G. Joyce, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2146 (1988); R. Weber, P. Cunningham, J. Balmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2596 (1988); K. Lieberman, A. Lewis, Ultramicroscopy 42–44A, 399 (1992); C. Joshi, P. Corkum, Phys. Today 48(1), 36 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stone, J.

J. Stone, Radiation and Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1963), p. 397.

Tan, W.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ting, A.

P. Sprangle, E. Esarey, A. Ting, G. Joyce, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2146 (1988); R. Weber, P. Cunningham, J. Balmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2596 (1988); K. Lieberman, A. Lewis, Ultramicroscopy 42–44A, 399 (1992); C. Joshi, P. Corkum, Phys. Today 48(1), 36 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tsui, J.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wang, G.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics, 3rd ed. (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1985), p. 34.

Yu, W.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Zheng, Y.

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

P. Sprangle, E. Esarey, A. Ting, G. Joyce, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2146 (1988); R. Weber, P. Cunningham, J. Balmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 2596 (1988); K. Lieberman, A. Lewis, Ultramicroscopy 42–44A, 399 (1992); C. Joshi, P. Corkum, Phys. Today 48(1), 36 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

E. Marcatili, R. Schmeltzer, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 43, 1783 (1964).

Opt. Commun. (2)

D. Hanna, S. Mussett, M. Pacheco, D. Shepherd, Opt. Commun. 65, 279 (1988); A. Fisher, J. Gallardo, J. Sandweiss, A. van Steenbergen, Rep. BNL-47974 (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., 1992).
[CrossRef]

Z. Lin, W. Yu, W. Tan, W. Chen, Y. Zheng, M. Gu, H. Zhang, G. Wang, J. Tsui, R. Cheng, X. Deng, Opt. Commun. 65, 445 (1988); G. Tsakiris, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1358, 174 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

C. Durfee, H. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2409 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Borisov, A. Borovskiy, A. Prokhorov, O. Shiryaev, X. Shi, T. Luk, A. McPherson, J. Solem, K. Boyer, C. Rhodes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2309 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

M. Perry, G. Mourou, Science 264, 917 (1994), and references therein.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

L. Spitzer, Physics of Fully Ionized Gases, 2nd ed. (Wiley Interscience, New York, 1967), p. 53.

J. Stone, Radiation and Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1963), p. 397.

A. Yariv, Optical Electronics, 3rd ed. (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1985), p. 34.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Diagram of the experimental setup. N.D., neutral-density.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output face image of terawatt light channeled through a 50-μm-radius by 3-cm-long MCT.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Transmission of 0.9-ps laser pulses through 133-μm-radius hollow glass MCT’s as a function of length at low (4 × 10−3 J) and high (1-J) energy.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transmission through 3-cm-long MCT’s as a function of input energy. Solid curves are approximate fits to the data, assuming a breakdown intensity that is independent of radius.

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