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Published by Institute of Physics Publishing in Bristol, Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Plasma (Ionized gases),
  • Lasers in plasma research,
  • Laser plasmas

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographic references and index

StatementShalom Eliezer
SeriesSeries in plasma physics
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 323 p. :
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17061707M
ISBN 100750307471

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The Interaction of High-Power Lasers with Plasmas provides a thorough self-contained discussion of the physical processes occurring in laser-plasma interactions, including a detailed review of the. This book deals with the fundamental physics of numerous plasma processes that occur during laser plasma interactions. The subject matter is related to both basic plasma physics and applied physics. The author starts with the essentials of high power lasers whose duration ranges from nanoseconds to femtoseconds, and then builds up an introduction to plasma physics by describing ionization. This book covers the physics of high-power laser interaction with plasmas, a subject related to both fundamental physics and the applied sciences. The book covers high-power laser irradiation, from low-laser intensity I L 10 9 W/cm2 up to extremely high intensities I L 10 20 W/cm2, and for laser pulse duration between L 10 nanoseconds to as File Size: 2MB.   The Interaction of High-Power Lasers with Plasmas provides a thorough self-contained discussion of the physical processes occurring in laser-plasma interactions, including a detailed review of the relevant plasma and laser physics. The book analyzes laser absorption and propagation, electron transport, and the relevant plasma waves in detail. It alCited by:

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With an internationally renowned team of authors, the book broadens the knowledge of young researchers working in high power laser-plasma science by providing them with a thorough pedagogical grounding in the interaction of laser radiation with matter, laser-plasma accelerators, and inertial confinement fusion. High-intensity lasers operate in a different regime, e.g., peak powers of ∼10 12 –10 15 W, pulse lengths of ∼10 −12 –10 −14 s, intensities of ∼10 14 –10 23 W/cm 2, and repetition rates ranging from 10 3 –10 6 Hz with average powers of >10 W. These lasers are used in high-field physics research and have numerous potential by: 9. The extension of laser interaction to the relativistic electron acceleration as well as the physics of collisionless absorption are the subject of Chapter 7. Throughout the book the main emphasis is on the various basic phenomena and on their underlying physics. In this ASI the emphasis is on fundamental processes occurring in the interaction of short laser pulses with atoms, molecules, solids, and plasmas. In the case of laser-atom (molecule) interactions, high power lasers provide the first access to extreme high-intensity conditions above 10'8 Watts/em', a new frontier for nonlinear interaction of.