TITLE

Self-distortion of a short laser pulse in a plasma

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, H.; Parashar, J.; Gaur, N. K.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Current Science (00113891);9/25/2008, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p760
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Self-distortion of a high-intensity laser pulse due to relativistic effects propagating in a high-density plasma is investigated. As the pulse energy increases, its front portion expands and tail portion get compressed. The effect of nonlinearity outweighs the effect of dispersion.
ACCESSION #
34763042

 

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