Reitsma, A.J.W. and Jaroszynski, D.A. (2007) Propagation of a weakly nonlinear laser pulse in a curved plasma channel. Physics of Plasmas, 14 (5). 053104. ISSN 1070-664XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
In this paper, the propagation of a high intensity laser pulse in a curved plasma channel is studied. The matching conditions, which are different from straight plasma channels, are examined. The analysis includes a study of centroid and spot size oscillations, relativistic self-focusing, and the effect of wakefields on the propagation of the laser pulse. The possible application of curved plasma channels in laser wakefield acceleration is discussed.
|Keywords:||self-focussing, channeling, filamentation, plasmas, Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons and ions, nonlinear phenomena, waves, wave propagation, electrostatic wave, oscillations, relativistic plasma, high intensity laser pulse, curved plasma channel, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||28 Apr 2010 14:15|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 14:44|