The interaction of regular nonlinear structures (such as subcycle solitons, electron vortices, and wake Langmuir waves) with a strong wake wave in a collisionless plasma can be exploited in order to produce ultrashort electromagnetic pulses. The electromagnetic field of the nonlinear structure is partially reflected by the electron density modulations of the incident wake wave and a single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse is formed. Due to the Doppler effect the length of this pulse is much shorter than that of the nonlinear structure. This process is illustrated with two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. The considered laser-plasma interaction regimes can be achieved in present day experiments and can be used for plasma diagnostics.
|Autori interni:||PEGORARO, FRANCESCO|
|Autori:||Bulanov SS; Esirkepov TZ; Kamenets FF; Pegoraro F|
|Titolo:||Single-cycle high-intensity electromagnetic pulse generation in the interaction of a plasma wakefield with regular nonlinear structures|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevE.73.036408|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|