Influence of laser polarization on collective electron dynamics in ultraintense laser-foil interactions

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Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Bruno ; Gray, Ross J. ; King, Martin ; Wilson, Robbie ; Dance, Rachel J. ; Powell, Haydn ; MacLellan, David A. ; McCreadie, John ; Butler, Nicholas M H ; Hawkes, Steve ; Green, James S. ; Murphy, Chris D. ; Stockhausen, Luca C. ; Carroll, David C. ; Booth, Nicola ; Scott, Graeme G. ; Borghesi, Marco ; Neely, David ; McKenna, Paul (2016)
  • Journal: volume 4 (issn: 2095-4719, eissn: 2052-3289)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/hpl.2016.35
  • Subject: ultrashort pulse laser interaction with matters | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2500/2504 | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106 | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3107 | ultraintense | Nuclear Energy and Engineering | laser-plasmas interaction | Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2100/2104 | Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics | Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    arxiv: Physics::Optics

<p>The collective response of electrons in an ultrathin foil target irradiated by an ultraintense laser pulse is investigated experimentally and via 3D particle-in-cell simulations. It is shown that if the target is sufficiently thin that the laser induces significant r... View more
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