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Title: Charged particle dynamics in multiple colliding electromagnetic waves. Survey of random walk, Lévy flights, limit circles, attractors and structurally determinate patterns

The multiple colliding laser pulse concept formulated by Bulanovet al.(Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 104, 2010b, 220404) is beneficial for achieving an extremely high amplitude of coherent electromagnetic field. Since the topology of electric and magnetic fields of multiple colliding laser pulses oscillating in time is far from trivial and the radiation friction effects are significant in the high field limit, the dynamics of charged particles interacting with the multiple colliding laser pulses demonstrates remarkable features corresponding to random walk trajectories, limit circles, attractors, regular patterns and Lévy flights. Lastly, under extremely high intensity conditions the nonlinear dissipation mechanism stabilizes the particle motion resulting in the charged particle trajectory being located within narrow regions and in the occurrence of a new class of regular patterns made by the particle ensembles.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. National Inst. for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Kyoto (Japan). Kansai Photon Research Inst., Dept. of Advanced Photon Research
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Peking Univ., Beijing (China). State Key Lab. of Nuclear Physics and Technology, and Key Lab. of HEDP of the Ministry of Education
  4. Peking Univ., Beijing (China). State Key Lab. of Nuclear Physics and Technology, and Key Lab. of HEDP of the Ministry of Education; Shanxi Univ., Taiyuan (China). Collaborative Innovation Center of Extreme Optics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; 2013CBA01502; 11535001
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Plasma Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 83; Journal Issue: 02; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3778
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Basic Research Program of China
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; plasma dynamics; plasma nonlinear phenomena
OSTI Identifier:
1398505