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Title: Interaction of plasmas with intense lasers

Abstract

The interaction of plasmas with intense lasers is an excellent example of how different fields of physics are interconnected. Invention of the laser and its ongoing development has allowed the creation and study of high temperature, dense matter in the laboratory. The results both advance the underlying plasma science and are relevant to many fields ranging from astrophysics to fusion and nonlinear physics. A brief overview of the interaction physics is given. Selected topics are discussed to illustrate the exciting progress in experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations with focused laser intensities up to 10{sup 21} W/cm{sup 2}. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California 93943 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216535
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; LASER RADIATION; REVIEWS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Kruer, William L., and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550. Interaction of plasmas with intense lasers. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.874061.
Kruer, William L., & Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550. Interaction of plasmas with intense lasers. United States. doi:10.1063/1.874061.
Kruer, William L., and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550. Thu . "Interaction of plasmas with intense lasers". United States. doi:10.1063/1.874061.
@article{osti_20216535,
title = {Interaction of plasmas with intense lasers},
author = {Kruer, William L. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550},
abstractNote = {The interaction of plasmas with intense lasers is an excellent example of how different fields of physics are interconnected. Invention of the laser and its ongoing development has allowed the creation and study of high temperature, dense matter in the laboratory. The results both advance the underlying plasma science and are relevant to many fields ranging from astrophysics to fusion and nonlinear physics. A brief overview of the interaction physics is given. Selected topics are discussed to illustrate the exciting progress in experimental, theoretical, and computational investigations with focused laser intensities up to 10{sup 21} W/cm{sup 2}. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.874061},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 6,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}