Springer Theses

Classical and Quantum Description of Plasma and Radiation in Strong Fields

Authors: Niel, Fabien

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Sorbonne Université, ParisIncludes an advanced tutorial of great value to newcomers to the field
  • Presents essential results the for forthcoming generation of multi-petawatt laser facilities
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This thesis presents several important aspects of the plasma dynamics in extremely high intensity electromagnetic fields when quantum electrodynamics effects have to be taken into account. This work is of utmost importance for the forthcoming generation of multipetawatt laser facilities where this physics will be tested. The first part consists of an introduction that extends from classical and quantum electrodynamics in strong fields to the kinetic description of plasmas in the interaction with such fields. This can be considered as an advanced tutorial which would be extremely useful to researchers and students new to the field. The second part describes original contributions on the analysis of the signatures of classical and quantum radiation reaction on the distribution function of the charged particles and of the photon spectrum, and leads to significant advances on this topic. These results are then extended to the analysis of the so-called QED cascades which are of central importance for a better understanding of some astrophysical phenomena and basic physics problems. Finally, the book discusses future directions for the high intensity laser–plasma interaction community. The results presented in this thesis are expected to become more and more relevant as the new multipetawatt facilities become operative.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Classical and Quantum Description of Plasma and Radiation in Strong Fields
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73547-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73547-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73546-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 265
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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