ePlas code enhancements for short-pulse laser-matter interaction studies

We detail improvements to ePLAS, a 2D PIC/hybrid simulation model in use for Fast Ignition1. The code can explore millimeter size target interactions over 0.5 - 11 ps durations. Its Implicit Moment2 structure smoothly treats transport through targets with densities ranging from highly compressed solids to near-vacuum - with cell sizes largely exceeding a… CONTINUE READING