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Possibility of ultrahigh shock-pulse generation by radiation pressure of superintense femtosecond light bursts
Author(s): Sergei A. Akhmanov; Vitalyi E. Gusev
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Paper Abstract

The conditions for shock-wave generation by UV light pressure are examined. It is shown that in the nonrelativistic regime of laser intensities 7 1018 W/cm2 < I < 7 1020 W/cm2 the radiation pressure can exceed thermokinetical pressure of hot electrons. In a time scale less than 10 fs, the formation of shock-pulse with Gbar pressure can be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1800, Superintense Laser Fields: Generation, Interaction with Matter, and X-Ray Sources, (10 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60670
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Sergei A. Akhmanov, International Laser Ctr./Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Vitalyi E. Gusev, International Laser Ctr./Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1800:
Superintense Laser Fields: Generation, Interaction with Matter, and X-Ray Sources

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