Low-frequency relativistic electromagnetic solitons in collisionless plasmas

  • T. Zh. Esirkepov
  • F. F. Kamenets
  • S. V. Bulanov
  • N. M. Naumova
Plasma, Gases

Abstract

A relativistic electromagnetic soliton solution in the model of a one-dimensional, unbounded, cold, collisionless plasma is obtained without using the envelope approximation. The breaking of solitons with over-critical amplitudes is observed. The stability of undercritical solitons and the breaking of overcritical solitons are demonstrated by a particle-in-cell computer simulation.

PACS numbers

52.40.Nk 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    G. Mourou, C. P. J. Barty, and M. D. Perry, Phys. Today 51(1), 22 (January 1998); A. Modena et al., Nature 337, 606 (1995); K. Nakajima et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 4428 (1995); R. Wagner, S. Chen, A. Maksimchuk, and D. Umstadter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3125 (1997).ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    V. A. Kozlov, A. G. Litvak, and E. V. Suvorov, Zh. Éksp. Teor. Fiz. 76, 148 (1979) [Sov. Phys. JETP 49, 75 (1979)].ADSGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    P. K. Shukla, M. Y. Yu, and N. L. Tsintsadze, Phys. Fluids 27, 327 (1984).ADSGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Yu. B. Movsesyants, Zh. Éksp. Teor. Fiz. 91, 493 (1986) [Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 289 (1986)].ADSGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    P. K. Kaw, A. Sen, and T. Katsouleas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3172 (1992).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    H. H. Kuehl, C. Y. Zhang, and T. Katsouleas, Phys. Rev. E 47, 1249 (1993).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    H. H. Kuehl and C. Y. Zhang, Phys. Rev. E 48, 1316 (1993).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    V. I. Berezhiani and S. M. Mahajan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1110 (1994).ADSGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    H. H. Kuehl and C. Y. Zhang, Phys. Plasmas 2, 35 (1995).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    A. V. Borovskii, Ya. M. Zhileikin, and V. V. Korobkin, J. Quantum Electronics 22, 1 (1995).Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    S. V. Bulanov, I. N. Inovenkov, V. I. Kirsanov et al., Phys. Fluids B 4, 1935 (1992).ADSGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    S. V. Bulanov, N. M. Naumova, and F. Pegoraro, Phys. Plasmas 1, 745 (1994).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    S. V. Bulanov, T. Zh. Esirkepov, F. F. Kamenets, and N. M. Naumova, Fiz. Plazmy 21, 584 (1995) [Plasma Phys. Rep. 21, 550 (1995)].Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    A. S. Sakharov and V. I. Kirsanov, Phys. Rev. E 49, 3274 (1994).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica" 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Zh. Esirkepov
    • 1
  • F. F. Kamenets
    • 1
  • S. V. Bulanov
    • 2
  • N. M. Naumova
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudniiRussia
  2. 2.General Physics InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations