Model for the generation of toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields in a laser-produced plasma.

A mechanism of simultaneous generation of toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields in an underdense region of a laser-produced plasma is discussed. The mechanism relies on the fact that at least a part of the incident transverse mode of the laser field undergoes a linear conversion into a longitudinal mode in the thermal plasma. It involves the conversion of… CONTINUE READING