An Introduction to Hot Laser Plasma Physics

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc

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Table of Contents

Hot Plasma and its Interaction with Laser Lightp. 1
The Basic Conceptsp. 1
Langmuir Wavesp. 3
Ionic Soundp. 7
Electromagnetic Plasma Wavesp. 9
Elastic Collisions of Plasma Particlesp. 14
Classical Absorption of Laser Radiationp. 17
Oblique Incidence of Electromagnetic Wavesp. 20
Resonance Absorption of Electromagnetic Wavesp. 23
Laser Plasma Hydrodynamicsp. 35
Hydrodynamic Phenomena In a Laser Plasmap. 35
Target Heating and Evaporation By Laser Radiationp. 36
Optical Vapor Breakdown and Target Screeningp. 38
Heat Transfer in a Hot Laser Plasmap. 44
Plasma Pressure and Acceleration of Macro-Particlesp. 54
Shock Waves in a Laser Plasmap. 59
Nonlinear Optics of Laser Plasmap. 71
Nonlinear Wave Interaction in Plasmap. 72
SBS in a Laser Plasmap. 76
Light Self-Focusing in a Laser Plasmap. 85
Laser Plasma Applicationsp. 95
The Present State and Prospects of Laser Plasma Applicationp. 95
Laser Thermonuclear Fusionp. 97
Laser Jet Enginep. 135
Laser-Plasma Laserp. 144
Recommended Literaturep. 161
Indexp. 163
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