Non-ablative capillary z-pinch for plasma-based waveguide

J. Kaiser, M. Liška, O. Samek, T. Egri, A. Ritucci, A. Reale, G. Tomassetti, L. Reale, L. Palladino, S. V. Kukhlevsky, F. Flora, L. Mezi, A. Faenov, T. Pikuz

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The conditions for the formations of plasma-based waveguide in non-ablative argon-filled capillary discharge are studied theoretically. The pinch dynamics is simulated using magneto-hydrodynamic code originally developed and utilized to find proper conditions for operation of capillary-discharge Ar+8 soft x-ray laser. The presented results show that the ablation-free capillary z-pinch provides conditions that are suitable for guiding of high-intensity laser pulses on the earlier stages of the plasma compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalCzechoslovak Journal of Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005



  • Capillary z-pinch
  • Plasma waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kaiser, J., Liška, M., Samek, O., Egri, T., Ritucci, A., Reale, A., Tomassetti, G., Reale, L., Palladino, L., Kukhlevsky, S. V., Flora, F., Mezi, L., Faenov, A., & Pikuz, T. (2005). Non-ablative capillary z-pinch for plasma-based waveguide. Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, 55(1), 35-44.