Accession Number : ADP007085

Title :   Creation of Relativistic Plasmas using Ultrahigh-Intensity Laser Radiation,

Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

Personal Author(s) : Bardsley, J. N. ; Penetrante, B. M.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Recent theoretical work on the relativistic dynamics of electrons in plasmas produced by short laser pulses is reviewed. The effect of the electron motion upon the laser propagation is discussed, and brief comments are made about the feasibility of laser-induced nuclear reactions and laser wakefield accelerators.

Descriptors :   *PULSED LASERS, *COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), HARMONIC GENERATORS, ELECTRON DENSITY, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, SHORT WAVELENGTHS, COHERENT RADIATION, LASER APPLICATIONS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE