Accession Number:

ADA025003

Title:

Laser Radiation Forces in Magnetized Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A linearly polarized laser beam produces a time-averaged radiative force along its electric vector when interacting with a magnetized plasma. This magnetic force, for a field of 5 MG, is as large as the ponderomotive force with a gradient scale of 3 micrometers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE