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Wavelength-Dependent Phenomena in Nonlinear Laser-Plasma Interactions

  • Keith A. Brueckner

Abstract

The number and energy distribution of superthermal electrons produced in a laser-heated plasma can be quantitatively obtained directly from the experimental x-ray spectrum using only the assumption that the fast electrons lose energy by bremsstrahlung and electron-electron collisions. The result is independent of the spatial and temporal distribution of electron density and temperature. This analysis is given in Sec. II.

Keywords

Radiation Pressure Fast Electron Critical Density Superthermal Electron Absorb Laser Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith A. Brueckner
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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