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Collisionless absorption of intense laser radiation in nanoplasma

Zaretsky, D F and Korneev, Philipp A and Popruzhenko, Sergei V (2007) Collisionless absorption of intense laser radiation in nanoplasma. Quantum Electronics, 37 (6). pp. 565-574.

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Abstract

The rate of linear collisionless absorption of an electromagnetic radiation in a nanoplasma -- classical electron gas localised in a heated ionised nanosystem (thin film or cluster) irradiated by an intense femtosecond laser pulse -- is calculated. The absorption is caused by the inelastic electron scattering from the self-consistent potential of the system in the presence of a laser field. The effect proves to be appreciable because of a small size of the systems. General expressions are obtained for the absorption rate as a function of the parameters of the single-particle self-consistent potential and electron distribution function in the regime linear in field. For the simplest cases, where the self-consistent field is created by an infinitely deep well or an infinite charged plane, closed analytic expressions are obtained for the absorption rate. Estimates presented in the paper demonstrate that, over a wide range of the parameters of laser pulses and nanostructures, the collisionless mechanism of heating electron subsystem can be dominant. The possibility of experimental observation of the collisionless absorption of intense laser radiation in nanoplasma is also discussed.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5311
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:06 Aug 2009 11:25
Last Modified:06 Aug 2009 11:32

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