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Stochastic heating in ultra high intensity laser-plasma interaction

  • D. PATIN (a1), A. BOURDIER (a1) and E. LEFEBVRE (a1)


Stochastic instabilities are studied considering the motion of one particle in a very high intensity wave perturbed by one or two low intensity traveling waves. Resonances are identified and conditions for resonance overlap are studied. PIC code simulation results confirm the stochastic heating.This paper was presented at the 28th ECLIM conference in Rome, Italy.


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: A. Bourdier, Département de Physique Théorique et Appliquée, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, BP 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France. E-mail:


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Laser and Particle Beams
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