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Title: Interaction of relativistically strong electromagnetic waves with a layer of overdense plasma

Plasma-field structures that arise under the interaction between a relativistically strong electromagnetic wave and a layer of overdense plasma are considered within a quasistationary approximation. It is shown that, together with known solutions, which are nonlinear generalizations of skin-layer solutions, multilayer structures containing cavitation regions with completely removed electrons (ion layers) can be excited when the amplitude of the incident field exceeds a certain threshold value. Under symmetric irradiation, these cavitation regions, which play the role of self-consistent resonators, may amplify the field and accumulate electromagnetic energy.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Applied Physics (Russian Federation)
  2. University of Texas at Austin (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21075684
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 105; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1134/S1063776107100019; Copyright (c) 2007 Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2007 Pleiades Publishing, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APPROXIMATIONS; CAVITATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRONS; IONS; IRRADIATION; LAYERS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA; RESONATORS