Interaction of ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses with atomic clusters

M. Eloy, R. Azambuja, J. T. Mendonça, R. Bingham

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Abstract

A fully relativistic particle-in-cell code is used to simulate atomic clusterexplosions following the interaction with ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses, investigating the dynamics of a 1 μm hydrogen cluster explosion and providing information about the time-resolved position, momentum, and energy of electrons and ions, for different laser intensities. The results indicate that the mechanism responsible for cluster expansion is Coulombic explosion producing MeV ions and electrons.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1084-1086
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

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atomic clusters
high power lasers
explosions
relativistic particles
pulses
ions
electrons
interactions
momentum
expansion
hydrogen
lasers
energy

Keywords

  • explosions
  • atomic and molecular clusters
  • cluster dynamics
  • particle-in-cell method

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