Two-surface wave decay: improved analytical theory and effects on electron acceleration
Authors: Macchi A., Battaglini M., Cattani F., Cornolti F.
Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Abstract: Two-surface wave decay (TSWD), i.e., the parametric excitation of electron surface waves, was recently proposed as an absorption mechanism in the interaction of ultrashort, intense laser pulses with solid targets. We present an extension of the fluid theory of TSWD to a warm plasma that treats boundary effects consistently. We also present test-particle simulations showing localized enhancement of electron acceleration by TSWD fields; this effect leads to a modulation of the current density entering into the target and may seed current filamentation instabilities.
Journal/Review: APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS
Volume: 78 (7-8) Pages from: 915 to: 918
KeyWords: laser-plasma interactions; surface waves; DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1444-3Citations: 3data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-12-05References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here