Volume 4, Issue 3
Numerical Simulation of Wake-field Acceleration Using an Eulerian Vlasov Code

M. Shoucri

Commun. Comput. Phys., 4 (2008), pp. 703-718.

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  • Abstract

We study the generation of nonlinear plasma wake fields by intense laser pulses, using an Eulerian code for the numerical solution of the fully relativistic onedimensional (1D) Vlasov-Maxwell equations. The examination of the phase-space of the distribution function allows to study without numerical noise aspects of the particle acceleration by the wake-field generated by intense laser pulses, in the very low density regions of the phase-space. We study the effect of the thermal spread on the existence of accelerated beams, and we compare between results obtained from a circularly polarized wave and a linearly polarized wave. 

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Published online: 2008-09

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