Accession Number:

ADA426851

Title:

Optimization and Stability Control of Relativistic and Ponderomotive Self-Channeling of Ultra-Powerful Pulses in Underdense Plasma

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC PLASMA PHYSICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Stable formation of multi-PW relativistic channels in underdense plasma, with the power exceeding 10,000 critical powers and the peak channel intensity in the 1O to the 23rd power Wcm2 range, can be established using an appropriate gradient of electron density at the first stage of the self-channeling, which initiates the process of stable multi-stage relativistic and ponderomotive self-channeling.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE