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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2389–2405

Particle in cell analysis of a laser-cluster interaction including collision and ionization processes

Toshihiro Taguchi, Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr., John Palastro, Howard Milchberg, and Kunioki Mima  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2389-2405 (2010)

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A new particle-in-cell (PIC) code which includes collisional and ionization processes has been developed to study laser-plasma interaction. Using the new code, the dynamics of a cluster plasma in a strong laser field has been analyzed and the threshold intensity of the resonant heating, which was previously predicted is accurately evaluated. The angular dependence of ion energy spectrum has also been simulated. As a result, it is found that the anisotropic energy spectrum depends strongly on the presence or absence of collisional processes.

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OCIS Codes
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2010
Published: January 21, 2010

Toshihiro Taguchi, Thomas M. Antonsen, John Palastro, Howard Milchberg, and Kunioki Mima, "Particle in cell analysis of a laser-cluster interaction including collision and ionization processes," Opt. Express 18, 2389-2405 (2010)

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