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Title Relativistic intensity laser interactions with low-density plasmas
Abstract We perform relativistic-intensity laser experiments using the Omega EP laser to investigate channeling phenomena and particle acceleration in underdense plasmas. A fundamental understanding of these processes is of importance to the hole-boring fast ignition scheme for inertial confinement fusion. Proton probing was used to image the electromagnetic fields formed as the Omega EP laser pulse generated a channel through underdense plasma. Filamentation of the channel was observed, followed by self-correction into a single channel. The channel radius as a function of time was found to be in reasonable agreement with momentum- conserving snowplough models.
Organisation CLF , CLF-HPL , CI , STFC
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Journal Article J Phys Conf Ser 688 (2016): 012126. Is in proceedings of: 8th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA 2013), Osaka, Japan, 8-13 Sep 2016. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012126 2016