We visualize laser-generated electron density “bubbles” by observing “bullets” of light that they trap, focus and compress from co-propagating probe pulses. We correlate these bullets with relativistic electrons that the bubble captured and accelerated.
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P. Dong, S. Reed, S. A. Yi, S. Kalmykov, G. Shvets, N. Matlis, C. McGuffey, S. S. Bulanov, V. Chvykov, G. Kalintchenko, K. Krushelnick, A. Maksimchuk, T. Matsuoka, A. G. Thomas, V. Yanovsky, and M. C. Downer, "Formation of Optical Bullets in Laser-Driven Plasma Bubble Accelerators," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JFB4.
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