An optical trap capable of confining hot, extremely high density plasmas was discussed. The optical trap of potential depth ≅ 350 keV was created using two interfering terawatt-class femtosecond laser pulses. Thomson scattering, Raman scattering and computer simulation studied indicated a high degree of electron bunching, which caused the plasma density to peak up to 10 times the background density.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics