Relativistic self-induced transparency effect during ultraintense laser interaction with overdense plasmas: Why it occurs and its use for ultrashort electron bunch generation

Eremin, V. I.; Korzhimanov, A. V.; Kim, A. V.
April 2010
Physics of Plasmas;Apr2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p043102
Academic Journal
A novel explanation of the relativistic self-induced transparency effect during superintense laser interaction with an overdense plasma is proposed. It was studied analytically and verified with direct modeling by particle-in-cell simulations. Based on this treatment, a method of ultrashort high-energy electron bunch generation with durations on a femtosecond time scale is also proposed and studied via numerical simulation.


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