High-Power Laser-Plasma Interaction

C. S. Liu, V. K. Tripathi, Bengt Eliasson

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Abstract

The field of high-power laser-plasma interaction has grown in the last few decades, with applications ranging from laser-driven fusion and laser acceleration of charged particles to laser ablation of materials. This comprehensive text covers fundamental concepts including electromagnetics and electrostatic waves, parameter instabilities, laser driven fusion,charged particle acceleration and gamma rays. Two important techniques of laser proton interactions including target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) and radiation pressure acceleration (RPA) are discussed in detail, along with their applications in the field of medicine. An analytical framework is developed for laser beat-wave and wakefield excitation of plasma waves and subsequent acceleration of electrons. The book covers parametric oscillator model and studies the coupling of laser light with collective modes.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages300
ISBN (Electronic)9781108635844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2019

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high power lasers
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electrostatic waves
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medicine
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electromagnetic radiation
gamma rays
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Keywords

  • laser plasma interaction
  • laser drive fusion
  • electromagnetics
  • electrostatic waves

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Liu, C. S. ; Tripathi, V. K. ; Eliasson, Bengt. / High-Power Laser-Plasma Interaction. Cambridge, 2019. 300 p.
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Cambridge, 2019. 300 p.

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