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Gas and plasma structures
Author(s): Max M. Michaelis; A. Conti; Edric McKenzie; Ashokabose Moorgawa; A. Jugessur; R. Bingham
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Paper Abstract

The words of this title may at first seem incompatible. We review a range of experiments where dynamic structures have been created. We show that it is possible to construct gas and plasma shapes using colliding shocks cigars and cylinders, curved waveguides, and even waveguides with rectangular cross sections. The colliding plasma lens/isolator lead to the colliding shock lens. We now suggest that colliding shock waveguides could find application in laser acceleration and soft X ray schemes. Colliding shock waveguides can be as long as necessary unlike gas jets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2000
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3885, High-Power Laser Ablation II, (1 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.376969
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Max M. Michaelis, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
A. Conti, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Edric McKenzie, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Ashokabose Moorgawa, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
A. Jugessur, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
R. Bingham, Rutherford Appleton Labs. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3885:
High-Power Laser Ablation II
Claude R. Phipps; Masayuki Niino, Editor(s)

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