Dynamics of relativistic laser pulses in plasmas
2006 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. 73, no 6, 632-638 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
The dynamics of intense laser pulses in plasmas are investigated both theoretically and numerically. The linear growth and nonlinear saturation of relativistic stimulated Raman scattering of plasmons are investigated by means of a nonlinear dispersion relation and via direct Vlasov simulations. We observe acceleration of electrons up to ultra-relativistic energies by a positive electrostatic potential that is created by intense short laser pulses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Royal Swedish academy of sciences , 2006. Vol. 73, no 6, 632-638 p.
electron parametric instabilities, electromagnetic waves, underdense plasmas, overdense plasmas, magnetized plasma, stimulated raman, rarefied plasma, intense, accelerator, beams
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119396DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/73/6/017ISI: 000237672900017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-119396DiVA: diva2:927184