A Solid Compendium of Advanced Diagnostic and Simulation Tools
Exploring the most exciting and topical areas in this field, Laser-Plasma Interactions focuses on the interaction of intense laser radiation with plasma. After discussing the basic theory of the interaction of intense electromagnetic radiation fields with matter, the book covers three applications of intense fields in plasma: inertial fusion, wakefield accelerators, and advanced radiation sources.
Collecting contributions from a host of international experts, the book provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, before moving on to selected advanced topics from the field. It describes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and experimental techniques used to study laser-plasma interactions as well as simulation tools for modeling these interactions.
With a focus on current research trends, this book guides readers to the brink of the most stimulating challenges in the field. It also gives readers an appreciation of the underlying phenomena linking several applications.
Preface, D.A. Jaroszynski, R. Bingham, and R.A. Cairns
Laser-Driven Plasmas: A Gateway to High Energy Density Physics and a Test-Bed for Nonlinear Science, W.L. Kruer
An Experimentalist’s Perspective on Plasma Accelerators, C.E. Clayton
Waveguides for High Intensity Laser Pulses, S. Hooker
Harnessing Plasma Waves as Radiation Sources and Amplifiers, D.A. Jaroszynski, A. Reitsma, and B. Ersfeld
High Intensity Laser-Plasma Interaction Experiments, K. Krushelnick
Computational Challenges in Laser-Plasma Interactions, R. Fonseca
Particle Acceleration in Plasmas, R. Bingham
Laboratory Astrophysics Using High Energy Density Photon and Electron Beams, R. Bingham
Acceleration of Photons and Quasi-Particles, J.T. Mendonça
Relativistic Phenomena in Plasma Solitons, F. Pegoraro
Interference Stabilization of Atoms in a Strong Laser Field, M.V. Fedorov
Entanglement and Wave Packet Structures in Photoionization and Other Decay Processes of Bipartite Systems, M.V. Fedorov
Intense Field Quantum Electrodynamics, N. Narozhny
Fundamentals of ICF Hohlraums, M.D. Rosen
Dense Plasma Physics—The Microphysics of Laser-Produced Plasmas, S.J. Rose
Progress in Fast Ignition, P.A. Norreys
Fusion Targets, D.C. Swift
Direct-Drive Inertial Fusion: Basic Concepts and Ignition Target Designing, V.N. Goncharov
Ablative Richtmyer–Meshkov Instability: Theory and Experimental Results, V.N. Goncharov