In thermal plasma, the structure of the density singularity formed in a relativistically large amplitude plasma wave close to the wavebreaking limit leads to a refraction coefficient with discontinuous spatial derivatives. This results in a non-exponentially small above-barrier reflection of an electromagnetic wave interacting with the nonlinear plasma wave.

On the breaking of a plasma wave in a thermal plasma. II. Electromagnetic wave interaction with the breaking plasma wave

CALIFANO, FRANCESCO;PEGORARO, FRANCESCO
2012

Abstract

In thermal plasma, the structure of the density singularity formed in a relativistically large amplitude plasma wave close to the wavebreaking limit leads to a refraction coefficient with discontinuous spatial derivatives. This results in a non-exponentially small above-barrier reflection of an electromagnetic wave interacting with the nonlinear plasma wave.
Bulanov, Sv; Esirkepov, Tzh; Kando, M; Koga, Jk; Pirozhkov, As; Nakamura, T; Bulanov, Ss; Schroeder, Cb; Esarey, E; Califano, Francesco; Pegoraro, Francesco
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