Applied physics

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 199–204 | Cite as

Self-focussing of a laser beam in a multiply ionized, absorbing plasma

  • V. Del Pizzo
  • B. Luther-Davies
  • M. R. Siegrist
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Abstract

Using a numerical code we have studied self-focussing of an intense laser beam which is propagating through a multiply-ionized absorbing plasma. The effecient self-focussing threshold has been calculated as a function of various pulse and plasma parameters.

PACS

42.65 Hw 52.40 Db 52.40 Mj 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Del Pizzo
    • 1
  • B. Luther-Davies
    • 1
  • M. R. Siegrist
    • 2
  1. 1.Laser Physics Group, Department of Engineering Physics, Research School of Physical SciencesThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.CRPP-EPFLLausanneSwitzerland

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