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By Andrea Macchi

The continual development in the direction of larger and better laser intensities has opened tips to new actual regimes and complicated functions of laser-plasma interactions, therefore stimulating novel connections with ultrafast optics, astrophysics, particle physics, and biomedical purposes. This booklet is basically orientated in the direction of scholars and younger researchers who have to gather speedily a simple wisdom of this energetic and swiftly altering learn box. To this objective, the presentation is targeted on a variety of uncomplicated versions and encouraging examples, and comprises issues which emerged lately corresponding to ion acceleration, "relativistic engineering" and radiation friction. The contents are awarded in a self-contained manner assuming just a uncomplicated wisdom of classical electrodynamics, mechanics and relativistic dynamics on the undergraduate (Bachelor) point, with out requiring any earlier wisdom of plasma physics. consequently, the publication may perhaps serve in numerous methods: as a compact textbook for lecture classes, as a quick and obtainable advent for the newcomer, as a brief reference for the skilled researcher, and likewise as an creation to a couple nonlinear mathematical tools via examples in their program to laser-plasma modeling.

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79). Hereby we summarize such information in the 1D case, in order to give a quick PIC primer (see also Gibbon 2005, 2012). g. Press et al. (2007). For codes developed for laser-plasma physics it is convenient to use the following normalizations: time in units of ω−1 with ω the laser frequency, space in units of c/ω, momenta in units of m e c, fields in units of m e ωc/e, and densities in units of n c = m e ω2 /4π e2 . 81) which show that the two possible states of linear polarization are uncoupled.

3 Simulation Models 27 i +1 Ex i ... i x X 0 i −2 X 0 i −1 X i X 0 i +1 i +1 i ... i +1 i i +1 Fig. 4 Left frame sketch of the spatial distribution of electron “sheets” and of the electric field in Dawson’s model. Only the ith sheet is shown out of its equilibrium position. Right frame schematic showing how the crossing of neighboring sheets is implemented as an elastic collision, equivalent to an exchange of the sheet indices case when, at a time t, the sheet with index i gets over the position of the neighboring one (say, i + 1).

The length of the plasma is contracted down to L p = L p /γ , while the laser wavelength, period and frequency transform according to λ = cT = γ (1 + β)λ = γ (1 + β)cT and ω = ω/(γ (1+β)), so that the pulse duration τ L = γ (1+β)τ L . The interaction time τ I = (L p + cτ L )/(c(1 + β)) in the boosted frame, because of the drift of the plasma at the velocity −βc. 3 Simulation Models 35 τI L p /λ cτ L /λ , = 2 + T γ (1 + β)2 1+β L p + cτ L L p /λ cτ L Rs = + . 101) These expressions suggest that both Rt and Rs may be strongly reduced in S : the effect is large on the L p /λ term, which is usually much larger than cτ L /λ for simulations of laser wakefield acceleration.

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