A recently demonstrated plasma light pipe [Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2142 (1993)] is shown to support single-mode, multimode, and leaky-mode propagation at intensities as high as 1014 W/cm2. The conditions that determine these propagation regimes are elaborated.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 11, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994
C. G. Durfee, J. Lynch, and H. M. Milchberg, "Mode properties of a plasma waveguide for intense laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 19, 1937-1939 (1994)