1st Edition

The Physics Of Laser Plasma Interactions

By William Kruer Copyright 2003
    196 Pages
    by CRC Press

    200 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book focuses on the physics of laser plasma interactions and presents a complementary and very useful numerical model of plasmas. It describes the linear theory of light wave propagation in plasmas, including linear mode conversion into plasma waves and collisional damping.

    Frontiers in Physics -- Editor’s Foreword -- Preface -- Basic Concepts and Two-Fluid Description of Plasmas -- Computer Simulation of Plasmas Using Particle Codes -- Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Plasmas -- Propagation of Obliquely Incident Light Waves in Inhomogeneous Plasmas -- Collisional Absorption of Electromagnetic Waves in Plasmas -- Parametric Excitation of Electron and Ion Waves -- Stimulated Raman Scattering -- Stimulated Brillouin Scattering -- Heating by Plasma Waves -- Density Profile Modification -- Nonlinear Features of Under dense Plasma Instabilities -- Electron Energy Transport -- Laser Plasma Experiments


    Kruer, William