Optical properties of self-induced plasma structures

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Abstract

We show, using detailed particle-in-cell simulations and a simplified theoretical model, how to manipulate femtosecond laser produced plasma to form functional structures by using the interference pattern of two or more beams. Two examples will be presented: The use of Moiré pattern of two intersecting beams to create a waveguide array and plasma-made photonic crystal generated by two pairs of counter propagating beam. We will discuss the implications of this phenomenon to the prospect of plasma based lasers.
Original languageEnglish GB
JournalBulletin of the American Physical Society
Volume60
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2015

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