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Title: Self-focusing of Hermite-Gaussian laser beam with relativistic nonlinearity

This paper presents an investigation of self-focusing of Hermite-Gaussian laser beams in plasma considering relativistic nonlinearity. The differential equations for beam width parameters are obtained using the usual Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin and paraxial approximations. The nonlinearity in the dielectric constant is assumed to be aroused mainly due to the relativistic mass correction of electron. To highlight the nature of focusing, graphical results of the behavior of beam-width parameters with the dimensionless distance of propagation is presented. The numerical computation is completed by using Taylor series method. The present work is helpful to understand issues related to the beam propagation in laser plasma interaction experiments.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Ujjain Engineering College, Ujjain, M.P. 456010 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488666
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1670; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: EIPT-2015: International conference on emerging interfaces of plasma science and technology, Ujjain (India), 9-10 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; BEAM PROFILES; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; ELECTRONS; FOCUSING; LASER RADIATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PERMITTIVITY; PHOTON BEAMS; PLASMA; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; WKB APPROXIMATION