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Interaction of superstrong electromagnetic pulse with dense plasma layer
Author(s): Vladimir A. Cherepenin; Anton S. Il'in; Victor V. Kulagin
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Paper Abstract

An interaction of a super strong linear-polarized electromagnetic wave with a dense plasma layer is investigated with the help of a self-consistent method of the analysis. It is shown that at falling a powerful harmonic wave at thin plasma layer the reflected field can be in the form of ultrashort pulses of radiation with amplitude considerably larger than an amplitude of an incident wave. A process of interaction of a plasma layer with a standing electromagnetic wave is considered also and a generalization of classical results about character of an electron motion in an electromagnetic field is obtained for a case of a strong field and large radiation friction. In a strong field a minimum of an effective potential splits into two new that results in violation of mirror symmetry of plasma layer radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4352, Laser Optics 2000: Ultrafast Optics and Superstrong Laser Fields, (12 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418793
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir A. Cherepenin, Institute of Radio-Engineering and Electronics (Russia)
Anton S. Il'in, Institute of Radio-Engineering and Electronics (Russia)
Victor V. Kulagin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

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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