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Interactions of relativistically intense laser pulses with low-frequency oscillations in the electron component of a cold underdense plasma
Author(s): A. L. Galkin; Vladlen V. Korobkin; O. B. Shiryaev
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Paper Abstract

A formalism is developed to treat the (T-1D) dynamics of the interactions between relativistically intense laser pulses and cold underdense plasma electron component oscillations. Asymptotic solutions to the Maxwell and electron fluid dynamics equations are developed in the Compton limit, where the ratio of the plasma and the optical field frequencies plays the role of a small parameter. The strong electromagnetic waves are described by applying the envelope approximation to the Akhiezer-Polovin waveforms. A theory of plasmon generation by the propagating laser pulse and of the corresponding nonlinear self-modulation of its envelope is established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4752, ICONO 2001: Ultrafast Phenomena and Strong Laser Fields, (29 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469109
Show Author Affiliations
A. L. Galkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladlen V. Korobkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
O. B. Shiryaev, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4752:
ICONO 2001: Ultrafast Phenomena and Strong Laser Fields

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