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Transparency of an overdense plasma induced by relativistic effects
Author(s): Erik Lefebvre; Guy Bonnaud
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Paper Abstract

Simulations of a linearly polarized laser wave in the range I(lambda) 2 is contained in (1018 - 5 multiplied by 1019) Wmicrometers 2/cm2 normally incident on a slightly overdense plasma have been performed with a 1.5 D relativistic particle-in-cell code. These kinetic simulations support the existence of relativistic self induced transparency, and complement past analytical work on the subject. Electron heating, laser absorption and ion motion are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2770, Laser Optics '95 and ICONO '95: Superintense Laser Fields, (12 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238031
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Erik Lefebvre, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
Guy Bonnaud, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2770:
Laser Optics '95 and ICONO '95: Superintense Laser Fields
Alexander A. Andreev; Vyacheslav M. Gordienko, Editor(s)

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