Magnetization of a warm plasma by the nonstationary ponderomotive force of an electromagnetic wave

N. Shukla, P.K. Shukla, L. Stenflo

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages027401
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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Keywords

  • plasma electromagnetic wave propagation
  • plasma production by laser
  • field generation
  • velocity distribution
  • weibel instability
  • langmuir plasma
  • laser
  • dynamics
  • beams

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Shukla, N. ; Shukla, P.K. ; Stenflo, L. / Magnetization of a warm plasma by the nonstationary ponderomotive force of an electromagnetic wave. In: Physical Review E. 2009 ; Vol. 80, No. 2. pp. 027401.
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In: Physical Review E, Vol. 80, No. 2, 08.2009, p. 027401.

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