Plasma acceleration and cooling by strong laser field due to the action of radiation reaction force

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2008-12
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Berezhiani, V. I.
Mahajan, S. M.
Yoshida, Z.
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It is shown that for super intense laser pulses propagating in a hot plasma, the action of the radiation reaction force (appropriately incorporated into the equations of motion) causes strong bulk plasma motion with the kinetic energy raised even to relativistic values; the increase in bulk energy is accompanied by a corresponding cooling (intense cooling) of the plasma. The effects are demonstrated through explicit analytical calculations.

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Berezhiani, V. I., S. M. Mahajan, and Z. Yoshida. "Plasma acceleration and cooling by strong laser field due to the action of radiation reaction force." Physical Review E 78, no. 6 (2008): 066403.