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Title: Simulation study of wakefield generation by two color laser pulses propagating in homogeneous plasma

This paper deals with a two-dimensional simulation of electric wakefields generated by two color laser pulses propagating in homogeneous plasma, using VORPAL simulation code. The laser pulses are assumed to have a frequency difference equal to the plasma frequency. Simulation studies are performed for two similarly as well as oppositely polarized laser pulses and the respective amplitudes of the generated longitudinal wakefields for the two cases are compared. Enhancement of wake amplitude for the latter case is reported. This simulation study validates the analytical results presented by Jha et al.[Phys. Plasmas 20, 053102 (2013)].
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226007 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22220645
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AMPLITUDES; COLOR; HOMOGENEOUS PLASMA; LANGMUIR FREQUENCY; LASERS; PLASMA SIMULATION; POLARIZATION; PULSES; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS