Observation and characterization of laser-driven phasespace electron holes
2010 (English)In: Physics of Plasmas, ISSN 1070-664X, Vol. 17, no 1, 010701- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The direct observation and full characterization of a phase space electron hole (EH) generated during laser-matter interaction is presented. This structure, propagating in a tenuous, nonmagnetized plasma, has been detected via proton radiography during the irradiation with a ns laser pulse (I21014 W/cm2) of a gold hohlraum. This technique has allowed the simultaneous detection of propagation velocity, potential, and electron density spatial profile across the EH with fine spatial and temporal resolution allowing a detailed comparison with theoretical and numerical models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 17, no 1, 010701- p.
laser plasma, plasma structures
National CategoryFusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52693DOI: 10.1063/1.3286438ISI: 000274179600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52693DiVA: diva2:284735