Nonparaxial Propagation of Intense Laser Pulses in Plasmas

  title={Nonparaxial Propagation of Intense Laser Pulses in Plasmas},
  author={Eric Esarey and B. A. Shadwick and M Schroeder and Jonathan S. Wurtele and W. P. Leemans},
Non-paraxial propagation of ultrashort, high power laser pulses in plasma channels is examined. In the adiabatic limit, pulse energy conservation, nonlinear group velocity, damped betatron oscillations, self-steepening, self-phase modulation, and shock formation are analyzed. In the non-adiabatic limit, the coupling of forward Hainan scattering (FRS) and… CONTINUE READING