The Coherent Production of Energetic Electrons in Anomalous Reflection and Absoprtion of Intense Laser Light.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The rate at which electrons are transported from the body to the nonthermal tail of the distribution function in the nonlinear stage of reflective and absorptive parametric instabilities is computed. The calculation is done by conserving energy and momentum between waves and particles in the nonlinear regime. For the case of reflection, the reflection coefficient and energy flux of nonthermal particles are computed. For absorption, the rate of production of energetic particles is found. Also, the transport of energetic particles into the core of a laser fusion plasma is examined. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics