Collisional versus collisionless resonant and autoresonant heating in laser-cluster interaction.

@article{Kostyukov2003CollisionalVC,
  title={Collisional versus collisionless resonant and autoresonant heating in laser-cluster interaction.},
  author={I Yu Kostyukov and J. M. Rax},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 6 Pt 2},
  pages={066405}
}
When a hot cluster expands, a transient matching between the plasma frequency and the laser frequency has been predicted, observed, and analyzed recently. The associate energy transfer to the electrons has been described as an enhanced collisional absorption. However, for hot plasmas the collision frequency is small and a collisionless resonant heating is… CONTINUE READING