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Title: Nonlinear theory of intense laser-plasma interactions modified by vacuum polarization effects

The classical nonlinear theory of laser-plasma interactions is corrected by taking account of the vacuum polarization effects. A set of wave equations are obtained by using the Heisenberg-Euler Lagrangian density and the derivative correction with the first-order quantum electrodynamic effects. A model more suitable to formulate the interactions of ultra-strong lasers and high-energy-density plasmas is developed. In the result, some environments in which the effects of vacuum polarization will be enhanced are discussed.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22227932
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; CORRECTIONS; ENERGY DENSITY; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA DENSITY; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; VACUUM POLARIZATION; WAVE EQUATIONS