Optical properties of self-induced plasma structures Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • 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 MoirĂ© 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.

publication date

  • March 1, 2015