Three-dimensional relativistic electromagnetic subcycle solitons.

  title={Three-dimensional relativistic electromagnetic subcycle solitons.},
  author={Timur Zh. Esirkepov and Katsunobu Nishihara and Sergei V. Bulanov and F. Pegoraro},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={89 27},
Three-dimensional (3D) relativistic electromagnetic subcycle solitons were observed in 3D particle-in-cell simulations of an intense short-laser-pulse propagation in an underdense plasma. Their structure resembles that of an oscillating electric dipole with a poloidal electric field and a toroidal magnetic field that oscillate in phase with the electron density with frequency below the Langmuir frequency. On the ion time scale, the soliton undergoes a Coulomb explosion of its core, resulting in… CONTINUE READING


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