Solitary versus shock wave acceleration in laser-plasma interactions
Authors: Macchi A., Nindrayog A.S., Pegoraro F.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Research Unit “Adriano Gozzini,” I-56124 Pisa, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica “Enrico Fermi,” Università di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Abstract: The excitation of nonlinear electrostatic waves, such as shock and solitons, by ultraintense laser interaction with overdense plasmas and related ion acceleration are investigated by numerical simulations. Stability of solitons and formation of shock waves is strongly dependent on the velocity distribution of ions. Monoenergetic components in ion spectra are produced by \”pulsed\” reflection from solitary waves. Possible relevance to recent experiments on \”shock acceleration\” is discussed.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
Volume: 85 (4) Pages from: 046402 to: 046402
More Information: This work was supported by the Italian Ministry for University and Research through the FIRB Futuro in Ricerca project \”Superintense Laser-Driven Ion Sources\”.DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.046402Citations: 32data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-11-28References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here