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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 15878–15887

Shock formation in supersonic cluster jets and its effect on axially modulated laser-produced plasma waveguides

S. J. Yoon, A. J. Goers, G. A. Hine, J. D. Magill, J. A. Elle, Y.-H. Chen, and H. M. Milchberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 15878-15887 (2013)

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We examine the generation of axially modulated plasmas produced from cluster jets whose supersonic flow is intersected by thin wires. Such plasmas have application to modulated plasma waveguides. By appropriately limiting shock waves from the wires, plasma axial modulation periods can be as small as 70 μm, with plasma structures as narrow as 45 µm. The effect of shocks is eliminated with increased cluster size accompanied by a reduced monomer component of the flow.

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OCIS Codes
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2013
Published: June 25, 2013

S. J. Yoon, A. J. Goers, G. A. Hine, J. D. Magill, J. A. Elle, Y.-H. Chen, and H. M. Milchberg, "Shock formation in supersonic cluster jets and its effect on axially modulated laser-produced plasma waveguides," Opt. Express 21, 15878-15887 (2013)

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