Simple model for wakefield excitation by intense short-pulse laser in underdense plasma

Wang, Xin; Yu, Wei; Yu, M. Y.; Xu, Han; Wang, J. W.; Yuan, Xiao
May 2009
Physics of Plasmas;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p053107
Academic Journal
A simple analytical model for intense-laser interaction with low-density plasma is used to investigate the dependence of the wake structure on the laser parameters and the background plasma density. Many of the properties observed in the existing multidimensional particle-in-cell simulations are qualitatively recovered.


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