Laser Field Absorption in Self-Generated Electron-Positron Pair Plasma

E. N. Nerush, I. Yu. Kostyukov, A. M. Fedotov, N. B. Narozhny, N. V. Elkina, and H. Ruhl
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 035001 – Published 20 January 2011; Erratum Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 109902 (2011)

Abstract

Recently, much attention has been attracted to the problem of limitations on the attainable intensity of high power lasers [A. M. Fedotov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 080402 (2010)]. The laser energy can be absorbed by electron-positron pair plasma produced from a seed by a strong laser field via the development of the electromagnetic cascades. The numerical model for a self-consistent study of electron-positron pair plasma dynamics is developed. Strong absorption of the laser energy in self-generated overdense electron-positron pair plasma is demonstrated. It is shown that the absorption becomes important for a not extremely high laser intensity I1024W/cm2 achievable in the near future.

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  • Received 2 November 2010

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.035001

© 2011 American Physical Society

Erratum

Erratum: Laser Field Absorption in Self-Generated Electron-Positron Pair Plasma [Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 035001 (2011)]

E. N. Nerush, I. Yu. Kostyukov, A. M. Fedotov, N. B. Narozhny, N. V. Elkina, and H. Ruhl
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 109902 (2011)

Authors & Affiliations

E. N. Nerush and I. Yu. Kostyukov*

  • Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

A. M. Fedotov and N. B. Narozhny

  • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow, 115409, Russia

N. V. Elkina and H. Ruhl

  • Ludwig-Maximillians Universität München, München 80539, Germany

  • *kost@appl.sci-nnov.ru

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Vol. 106, Iss. 3 — 21 January 2011

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