Self-distortion of a short laser pulse in a plasma

Sharma, H.; Parashar, J.; Gaur, N. K.
September 2008
Current Science (00113891);9/25/2008, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p760
Academic Journal
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.


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