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Title: Self-consistent propagation of an ultraintense e.m. wave in an electron-positron plasma

Abstract

The nonlinear interaction between the electron-positron pairs produced by an electromagnetic wave in a plasma is investigated for a circularly polarized wave using the relativistic Vlasov equation with a source term based on the Schwinger formula for the pair creation rate. The damping of the wave, the nonlinear up-shift of its frequency due to the plasma density increase and the effect of the damping on the wave polarization are investigated.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117259 Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute, 115409 Moscow (Russian Federation)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Pisa (Italy)
  4. (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20798482
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 827; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 3. international conference on superstrong fields in plasmas, Varenna (Italy), 19-24 Sep 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2195195; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BOLTZMANN-VLASOV EQUATION; DAMPING; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRON-POSITRON INTERACTIONS; ELECTRONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PAIR PRODUCTION; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA SIMULATION; POLARIZATION; POSITRONS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE

Citation Formats

Bulanov, S. S., Fedotov, A. M., Pegoraro, F., and CNISM, Pisa. Self-consistent propagation of an ultraintense e.m. wave in an electron-positron plasma. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2195195.
Bulanov, S. S., Fedotov, A. M., Pegoraro, F., & CNISM, Pisa. Self-consistent propagation of an ultraintense e.m. wave in an electron-positron plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2195195.
Bulanov, S. S., Fedotov, A. M., Pegoraro, F., and CNISM, Pisa. Fri . "Self-consistent propagation of an ultraintense e.m. wave in an electron-positron plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2195195.
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abstractNote = {The nonlinear interaction between the electron-positron pairs produced by an electromagnetic wave in a plasma is investigated for a circularly polarized wave using the relativistic Vlasov equation with a source term based on the Schwinger formula for the pair creation rate. The damping of the wave, the nonlinear up-shift of its frequency due to the plasma density increase and the effect of the damping on the wave polarization are investigated.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2195195},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
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volume = 827,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 07 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Fri Apr 07 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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