Sep 15 – 21, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Zemax simulations for laser propagation in plasma waveguides

Sep 16, 2019, 7:00 PM
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poster WG5 - Plasma devices, plasma and beam diagnostics Cheese and Wine Poster Session 1


Fabrizio Giuseppe Bisesto (LNF)


Plasma-based waveguides are currently employed for laser wakefield acceleration to extend the focal region
of laser beams. Indeed, a parabolic transverse plasma density profile can be formed in a dielectric capillary as a thermal consequence of a gas discharge.
In this work, we report on a new ray tracing model, based on the Zemax software, able to simulate
the envelope of a laser beam propagating through a plasma waveguide. Thanks to the tools offered by Zemax, an ideal interferometry measurement will be shown as well as the design of a curved capillary.

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