Wakefield by a short laser pulse

Vanchinkhuu J., Bilikmen S.

6th Conference on Optics (ROMOPTO 2000), BUCHAREST, Romania, 4 - 07 September 2000, vol.4430, pp.35-43 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4430
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.432877
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-43


The equation describing the plasma response to the acting laser pulse is derived by using the Hamilton-Jacobi equation for the case nu (g) approximate to nu (ph) approximate to w less than or equal to c. The equation is solved numerically for one-dimensional Gaussian pulse and analytically for a square-shaped laser pulse. It is shown that the amplitude and the wavelength of the wake wave depend strongly on the amplitude and the length of the laser pulse.