Laser-Plasma Interactions in Magnetized Environments

Yuan Shi | 19-ERD-038

Executive Summary

We are investigating how strong magnetic fields affect the coupling between lasers and plasmas, specifically to obtain analytical formulas for three-wave coupling coefficients and to develop computer software for applying the formulas with variable parameters. Successful results will, for the first time, allow the quantification of the influence of magnetic fields on laser-plasma interactions, which could significantly influence code validation, model improvements, and the design and interpretation of experiments.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

Edwards, M., et al. 2019. "Laser Amplification in Strongly Magnetized Plasma." Physical Review Letters 123: 025001. LLNL-JRNL-765842.

Gueroult, R., et al. 2019. "Determining the Rotation Direction in Pulsars." Nature Communications 10: 3232. LLNL-JRNL-767690.

Shi, Y. 2019. "Three-wave Interactions in Magnetized Warm-Fluid Plasmas: General Theory with Evaluable Coupling Coefficient." Physical Review E. 99: 063212. LLNL-JRNL-768920.

Shi, Y. and N. Fisch, 2019. "Amplification of Mid-Infrared Lasers via Backscattering in Magnetized Plasmas." Physics of Plasmas 26(7): 072114. LLNL-JRNL-771568.

Shi, Y., et al. 2019. "Radiation Reaction of Classical Hyperbolic Oscillator: Experimental Signatures." Annals of Physics 405, 130–154. LLNL-JRNL-764637.