Accession Number : AD0777723

Title :   The Coherent Production of Energetic Electrons in Anomalous Reflection and Absoprtion of Intense Laser Light.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Manheimer,Wallace M. ; Klein,H. H.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The rate at which electrons are transported from the body to the nonthermal tail of the distribution function in the nonlinear stage of reflective and absorptive parametric instabilities is computed. The calculation is done by conserving energy and momentum between waves and particles in the nonlinear regime. For the case of reflection, the reflection coefficient and energy flux of nonthermal particles are computed. For absorption, the rate of production of energetic particles is found. Also, the transport of energetic particles into the core of a laser fusion plasma is examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), *Laser beams, Instability, Electron density, Distribution functions, Nuclear fusion

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE