Laser Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 1753–1758 | Cite as

Large-amplitude electromagnetic waves in relativistic plasmas

  • T. C. Pesch
  • H. -J. Kull
Relativistic Laser Plasma


The propagation of linearly polarized large-amplitude electromagnetic waves in relativistic plasmas is studied in the framework of the Akhiezer-Polovin-model. Different forms of the basic equations are reviewed and important solutions are presented for small and critical plasma densities. The well-known periodic solutions are generalized to quasiperiodic solutions taking account of additional electrostatic oscillations.

PACS numbers

52.38.-r 52.27.Ny 52.35.Mw 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical Physics ARWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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