ISSN 0869-6632 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1905 (Online)

обострение лазерных импульсов при помощи плазменных слоев

Peculiarities for space-­time structure of powerful electromagnetic pulses formed with thin plasma layers

Shaping of femtosecond laser pulses of petawatt level with plasma layers is analyzed. It is shown that, for electron density exceeding the critical density by several times, it is possible to generate asymmetrical pulse with the amplitude of the first half­cycle, which is practically equal to the maximal amplitude of the pulse. These pulses are necessary for effective generation of relativistic electron mirrors.