Application of novel techniques for interferogram analysis to laser–plasma femtosecond probing
Recently, two novel techniques for the extraction of the phase-shift map (Tomassini et al. (2001). Applied Optics 40, 35) and the electronic density map estimation (Tomassini P. & Giulietti A. (2001). Optics Communication 199, 143–148) have been proposed. In this article, we apply both methods to a sample laser–plasma interferogram obtained with femtoseconds probe pulse, in an experimental setup devoted to laser particle acceleration studies.(Received November 15 2001)
(Accepted December 18 2001)
Key Words: Abelinversion; Continuous wavelet transforms; Interferometry; Particle acceleration; Plasma diagnostics.
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