Laser Light Absorption and Harmonic Generation Due to Self-Generated Magnetic Fields

  • W. L. Kruer
  • K. G. Estabrook


It is shown that self-generated magnetic fields can play a significant role in laser light absorption. Even normally incident light will then be resonantly absorbed. Computer simulations and theoretical estimates for this absorption and the concomitant harmonic generation are given for parameters characteristic of some recent experiments.


Harmonic Generation Plasma Wave Electrostatic Field Mode Conversion Resonance Point 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Kruer
    • 1
  • K. G. Estabrook
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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