It is shown that magnetic fields can be generated in a warm plasma by the nonstationary ponderomotive force of a large-amplitude electromagnetic wave. In the present Brief Report, we derive simple and explicit results that can be useful for understanding the origin of the magnetic fields that are produced in intense laser-plasma interaction experiments.
- plasma electromagnetic wave propagation
- plasma production by laser
- field generation
- velocity distribution
- weibel instability
- langmuir plasma
Shukla, N., Shukla, P. K., & Stenflo, L. (2009). Magnetization of a warm plasma by the nonstationary ponderomotive force of an electromagnetic wave. Physical Review E, 80(2), 027401. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.027401