Interaction of laser radiation with matter. Laser plasma
Quantum electrodynamic cascade structure in a standing linearly polarised wave
A. V. Bashinova, P. Kumarb, A. V. Kima
a Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod
b Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, India
We have performed an analysis of plasma structures formed as a result of the quantum electrodynamic (QED) cascade development in the field of a standing linearly polarised plane wave at various field amplitudes. In view of the spatially inhomogeneous cascade dynamics and complicated particle motion, it is proposed to use spatial distributions of plasma density averaged over the half-period of the field, i.e. integral structures. Based on the analysis of of particle trajectories and integral structures with and without allowance for the QED cascade, various plasma structures are revealed and the amplitude thresholds of their occurrence are determined. It is shown that the integral structure maxima may arise not only at the electric field nodes or antinodes, as in a circularly polarised field, but also in the intermediate regions between them.
radiation friction, quantum electrodynamic cascade, electron–positron plasma.
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Quantum Electronics, 2018, 48:9, 833–842
A. V. Bashinov, P. Kumar, A. V. Kim, “Quantum electrodynamic cascade structure in a standing linearly polarised wave”, Kvantovaya Elektronika, 48:9 (2018), 833–842 [Quantum Electron., 48:9 (2018), 833–842]
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