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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 2029–2034

Analytical calculation of relativistic self-focusing length in the WKB approximation

Thomas Häuser, Werner Scheid, and Heinrich Hora  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 2029-2034 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.5.002029


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Abstract

Extremely intense laser beams penetrating into a plasma are focused because of the dependence of the index of refraction on the relativistic electron mass. Under the assumptions of a collision-free plasma and circularly polarized laser radiation, we calculate the focus length by using the WKB approximation. The resulting analytical formulas are applied to the case of a neodymium:glass laser.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Thomas Häuser, Heinrich Hora, and Werner Scheid, "Analytical calculation of relativistic self-focusing length in the WKB approximation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 2029-2034 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-5-10-2029

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