Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

High Power Laser-Matter Interaction

Authors: Mulser, Peter, Bauer, Dieter

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This book intended as a guide for scientists and students who have just discovered the field as a new and attractive area of research, and for scientists who have worked in another field and want to join now the subject of laser plasmas. In the first chapter the plasma dynamics is described phenomenologically by a two fluid model and similarity relations from dimensional analysis. Chapter 2 is devoted to plasma optics and collisional absorption in the dielectric and ballistic model. Linear resonance absorption at the plasma frequency and its mild nonlinearities as well as the self-quenching of high amplitude electron plasma waves by wave breaking are discussed in Chapter 3. With increasing laser intensity the plasma dynamics is dominated by radiation pressure, at resonance producing all kinds of parametric instabilities and out of resonance leading to density steps, self-focusing and filamentation, described in Chapters 4 and 5. A self-contained treatment of field ionization of atoms and related phenomena are found in Chapter 6. The extension of laser interaction to the relativistic electron acceleration as well as the physics of collisionless absorption are the subject of Chapter 7. Throughout the book the main emphasis is on the various basic phenomena and on their underlying physics.

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“The aim of the present work is the description of the main aspects of laser-matter interaction … . In the book many considerations are added which are not covered in former textbooks or monographies. … The book is intended for students of graduate courses, but it may be also useful for scientists as a reference book.” (Claudia-Veronika Meister, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1221, 2011)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introductory Remarks and Overview

    Mulser, Prof. Dr. Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

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  • The Laser Plasma: Basic Phenomena and Laws

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    Pages 5-89

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  • Laser Light Propagation and Collisional Absorption

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    Pages 91-151

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  • Resonance Absorption

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    Pages 153-192

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  • The Ponderomotive Force and Nonresonant Effects

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    Pages 193-227

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Power Laser-Matter Interaction
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
Series Volume
238
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46065-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-46065-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-50669-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26396-5
Series ISSN
0081-3869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 416
Number of Illustrations
122 b/w illustrations
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