Abstract

We present the results of time-resolved interferometric measurements of the electron-density profile in a discharge-ablated capillary waveguide. We observe the development of a pronounced axial minimum in the electron-density profile with a relative depth of as much as 60% of the axial electron density. Such a profile is suitable for channeling high-intensity laser pulses.

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1999 (1)

P. Volfbeyn, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans, Phys. Plasmas 6, 2269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. P. Nikitin, T. M. Antonsen, T. R. Clark, Y. Li, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Lett. 22, 1787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, J. Krall, and A. Ting, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 24, 252 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1995 (2)

H. M. Milchberg, C. G. Durfee, and T. J. MacIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2494 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. V. Korobkin, C. H. Nam, and S. Suckewer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

1982 (1)

Antonsen, T. M.

Clark, T. R.

Clayton, C. E.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cohen, C.

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dangor, A. E.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Durfee, C. G.

H. M. Milchberg, C. G. Durfee, and T. J. MacIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2494 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ehrlich, Y.

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Esarey, E.

P. Volfbeyn, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans, Phys. Plasmas 6, 2269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, J. Krall, and A. Ting, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 24, 252 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gordon, D.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Hubbard, R. F.

Ina, H.

Joshi, C.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kaganovich, D.

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, S.

Korobkin, D. V.

D. V. Korobkin, C. H. Nam, and S. Suckewer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Krall, J.

E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, J. Krall, and A. Ting, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 24, 252 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kubodera, S.

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

Leemans, W. P.

P. Volfbeyn, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans, Phys. Plasmas 6, 2269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

MacIlrath, T. J.

H. M. Milchberg, C. G. Durfee, and T. J. MacIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2494 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Malka, V.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Midorikawa, K.

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

Milchberg, H. M.

S. P. Nikitin, T. M. Antonsen, T. R. Clark, Y. Li, and H. M. Milchberg, Opt. Lett. 22, 1787 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. M. Milchberg, C. G. Durfee, and T. J. MacIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2494 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Modena, A.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mori, W. B.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Muggli, P.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nagata, Y.

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

Najmudin, Z.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nam, C. H.

D. V. Korobkin, C. H. Nam, and S. Suckewer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Neely, D.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Nikitin, S. P.

Obara, M.

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

Sasorov, P. V.

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sprangle, P.

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, J. Krall, and A. Ting, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 24, 252 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Suckewer, S.

D. V. Korobkin, C. H. Nam, and S. Suckewer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Takeda, M.

Tashiro, H.

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

Ting, A.

E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, J. Krall, and A. Ting, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 24, 252 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Toyoda, K.

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

Tzeng, K.-C.

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Volfbeyn, P.

P. Volfbeyn, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans, Phys. Plasmas 6, 2269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zigler, A.

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2416 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Kaganovich, P. V. Sasorov, Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, and A. Zigler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2925 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. (1)

E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, J. Krall, and A. Ting, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 24, 252 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Plasmas (1)

P. Volfbeyn, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans, Phys. Plasmas 6, 2269 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

D. V. Korobkin, C. H. Nam, and S. Suckewer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1574 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Y. Ehrlich, C. Cohen, A. Zigler, J. Krall, P. Sprangle, and E. Esarey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. M. Milchberg, C. G. Durfee, and T. J. MacIlrath, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2494 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Nagata, K. Midorikawa, S. Kubodera, M. Obara, H. Tashiro, and K. Toyoda, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3744 (1993).

C. E. Clayton, K.-C. Tzeng, D. Gordon, P. Muggli, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, V. Malka, Z. Najmudin, A. Modena, D. Neely, and A. E. Dangor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 100 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic experimental layout. Inset, data fringe pattern recorded at t=340 ns. ND, neutral density.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Deduced radial electron-density profile for various times t during the discharge for a 2.5-mm capillary. The dashed curve shows the electron-density profile for a 5-mm capillary at t=182 ns.

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