Coulomb explosion of a cluster irradiated by a high intensity laser pulse

T. Esirkepov, R. Bingham, S. Bulanov, T. Honda, K. Nishihara, F. Pegoraro

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Abstract

Clusters represent a new class of laser pulse targets which show both the properties of underdense and of overdense plasmas. We present analytical and numerical results (based on 2D- and 3D-PIC simulations) of the Coulomb explosion of the ion cloud that is formed when a cluster is irradiated by a high-intensity laser pulse. For laser pulse intensities in the range of 1021−1022 W/cm2, the laser light can rip electrons from atoms almost instantaneously and can create a cloud made of an electrically nonneutral plasma. Ions can then be accelerated up to high energy during the Coulomb explosion of the cloud.
LanguageEnglish
Pages503-506
Number of pages4
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

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Keywords

  • carrier concentration
  • computer simulation
  • electrons
  • irradiation
  • kinetic energy
  • plasma density
  • plasma interactions

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Esirkepov, T. ; Bingham, R. ; Bulanov, S. ; Honda, T. ; Nishihara, K. ; Pegoraro, F. / Coulomb explosion of a cluster irradiated by a high intensity laser pulse. In: Laser and Particle Beams. 2000 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 503-506.
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Esirkepov, T, Bingham, R, Bulanov, S, Honda, T, Nishihara, K & Pegoraro, F 2000, 'Coulomb explosion of a cluster irradiated by a high intensity laser pulse' Laser and Particle Beams, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 503-506. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034600183211

Coulomb explosion of a cluster irradiated by a high intensity laser pulse. / Esirkepov, T.; Bingham, R.; Bulanov, S.; Honda, T.; Nishihara, K.; Pegoraro, F.

In: Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 18, No. 3, 07.2000, p. 503-506.

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