A Superintense Laser-Plasma Interaction Theory Primer by Andrea Macchi

By Andrea Macchi

the continual development in the direction of greater and better laser intensities has opened tips on how to new actual regimes and complicated functions of laser-plasma interactions, hence stimulating novel connections with ultrafast optics, astrophysics, particle physics, and biomedical functions. This ebook is basically orientated in the direction of scholars and younger researchers who have to collect swiftly a uncomplicated wisdom of this energetic and speedily altering examine box. To this objective, the presentation is concentrated on a variety of simple types and encouraging examples, and contains themes which emerged lately similar to ion acceleration, "relativistic engineering" and radiation friction. The contents are awarded in a self-contained manner assuming just a simple wisdom of classical electrodynamics, mechanics and relativistic dynamics on the undergraduate (Bachelor) point, with out requiring any past wisdom of plasma physics. accordingly, the ebook could serve in different methods: as a compact textbook for lecture classes, as a brief and obtainable advent for the newcomer, as a brief reference for the skilled researcher, and in addition as an creation to a few nonlinear mathematical tools via examples in their program to laser-plasma modeling.

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