A new diagnostic for very high magnetic fields in expanding plasmas

S. Eliezer, J. T. Mendonça, R. Bingham, P. Norreys

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Abstract

Here we propose a new diagnostic method for the magnetic field inside an expanding plasma, based on the idea of photon acceleration, or photon frequency shift of radiation coming out of the plasma. Examples of application for laser–target interaction in the Peta–Watt regime, and for intense magnetic fields in astrophysical environments are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume336
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2005

Keywords

  • photon acceleration
  • frequency shift
  • laser-target interaction
  • petawatt lasers
  • magnetic field
  • plasma

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