Laser-plasma interactions in magnetized environment

  title={Laser-plasma interactions in magnetized environment},
  author={Yuan Shi and Hong Qin and Nathaniel J. Fisch},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
Propagation and scattering of lasers present new phenomena and applications when the plasma medium becomes strongly magnetized. With mega-Gauss magnetic fields, scattering of optical lasers already becomes manifestly anisotropic. Special angles exist where coherent laser scattering is either enhanced or suppressed, as we demonstrate using a cold-fluid model. Consequently, by aiming laser beams at special angles, one may be able to optimize laser-plasma coupling in magnetized implosion… 

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