Self-phase modulation in various regimes of intense laser-plasma interactions
Authors: Giulietti A., Giulietti D.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Sezione
Abstract: Creation of plasmas by intense laser pulses and consequent laser-plasma interactions involve highly non-linear processes. In particular, a variation of the refractive index induced by the laser action turns into a self-phase modulation (SPM) of the laser field. This effect, already observed with nanosecond laser pulses, achieves striking evidence with ultra-short pulses whose intensity can produce index changes in a time as short as a single optical cycle. In this condition, spectral modifications of the laser pulse produced by SPM may strongly modify the laser-plasma interaction. At the same time, the spectral analysis of the transmitted and scattered laser radiation gives valuable information on a variety of processes occurring in the plasma. In this paper we simply consider a few results, which can be attributed to SPM, with the aim of comparing nanosecond and sub-picosecond laser interaction regimes at moderate laser intensities.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF PLASMA PHYSICS
Volume: 81 (6) Pages from: 1 to: 15
More Information: The authors acknowledge their colleagues\’ contributions from ILIL-INO@CNR Campus, Pisa, Italy, SLIC@CEA, Saclay, France, LOA/Ensta@Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Central Laser Facility@RAL, Didcot, UK and from the INFN Strategic Project PLASMONX@LNF, Frascati, Italy. They also acknowledge financial support from the CNR-funded Italian Research Network ELI-Italy and from the INFN-funded (CN5) project \’Gamma-ray emitter from self-injected Thomson scattering\’ (g-RESIST). The work at ILIL was carried out in the framework of the CNR High Field Photonics Unit (MD.P03.034).KeyWords: BRILLOUIN-SCATTERING; TRANSPARENCY; TRANSMISSION; LIGHTDOI: 10.1017/S0022377815001385Citations: 3data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here