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Fast particles and hard photons generated by an ultraintense laser pulse
Author(s): Guy Bonnaud; L. Gremillet; Erik Lefebvre; C. Toupin; F. Walraet; J. M. Rax
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Paper Abstract

Two sets of computer results are discussed. By means of a 2D Maxwell-Vlasov coupling code, the generation of MeV-range electrons and ions is addressed as well as the subsequent X- ray production and neutron production provided by post- processing the fast particle distribution. With a 3D MHD- fluid target-fast beam coupling code, the propagation of electrons in dense matter is discussed, with emphasis on the target heating.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4352, Laser Optics 2000: Ultrafast Optics and Superstrong Laser Fields, (12 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418789
Show Author Affiliations
Guy Bonnaud, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
L. Gremillet, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Erik Lefebvre, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
C. Toupin, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
F. Walraet, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
J. M. Rax, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4352:
Laser Optics 2000: Ultrafast Optics and Superstrong Laser Fields
Alexander A. Andreev; Vladimir E. Yashin, Editor(s)

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