EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 167, 2018Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications (PPLA 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||High laser intensity facilities|
|Published online||09 January 2018|
Ray optics hamiltonian approach to relativistic self focusing of ultraintense lasers in underdense plasmas
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2 Department of Physics, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro 2, I-00185 Rome, Italy
3 Physics Department of the University and INFN, Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy
4 Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering (SBAI) and INFN-Roma1, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Via A. Scarpa 14, 00161 Rome, Italy
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Published online: 9 January 2018
The relativistic self focusing of an ultraintense laser propagating through an underdense plasma is analyzed from a geometrical optics point of view, exploiting the classical hamiltonian formalism. The distribution of the laser intensity along the self-generated plasma channel is studied and compared to measurements.
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