Simulations of ultra-relativistic high harmonic generation from a solid target using reduced mass ions

N. Millington, M. Borghesi, M. Geissler, B. Reville

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate high harmonic generation in the ultra-relativistic regime for directly incident laser radiation on solid targets. Through the use of 1D simulations using the EPOCH particle in cell code, the effect of ultra-relativistic intensities, and potential ion motion, is mimicked by using artificial mass ratios within the simulation. The reflected laser pulses are analysed for harmonic content and this data is presented. Both the effects of increasing pulse intensity and mass reduction are demonstrated, and the robustness of high harmonic generation is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS 2017): Proceedings
EditorsA. Bret, M. Fajardo, E. Westerhof, A. Melzer, B. Dromey, C. Riconda
PublisherEuropean Physical Society (EPS)
Pages1234-1237
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781510849303
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017
Event44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameEurophysics Conference Abstracts
Volume41F

Conference

Conference44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period26/06/201730/06/2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Millington, N., Borghesi, M., Geissler, M., & Reville, B. (2017). Simulations of ultra-relativistic high harmonic generation from a solid target using reduced mass ions. In A. Bret, M. Fajardo, E. Westerhof, A. Melzer, B. Dromey, & C. Riconda (Eds.), 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS 2017): Proceedings (pp. 1234-1237). [P5.226] (Europhysics Conference Abstracts; Vol. 41F). European Physical Society (EPS).