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Self consistent thermal wave model description of the transverse dynamics for relativistic charged particle beams in magnetoactive plasmas

Year: 2011

Authors: Fedele R., Tanjia F., De Nicola S., Shukla P.K., Jovanovic D.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita Federico II and INFN Sezione di Napoli, Complesso Universitario di M.S. Angelo, via Cintia, I-80126 Napoli, Italy;
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica – C.N.R., Pozzuoli (NA), Italy;
Center of Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Ruhr-Universitt Bochum, Bochum, Germany;
Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract: Thermal Wave Model is used to study the strong self-consistent Plasma Wake Field interaction (transverse effects) between a strongly magnetized plasma and a relativistic electron/positron beam travelling along the external magnetic field, in the long beam limit, in terms of a nonlocal NLS equation and the virial equation. In the linear regime, vortices predicted in terms of Laguerre-Gauss beams characterized by non-zero orbital angular momentum (vortex charge). In the nonlinear regime, criteria for collapse and stable oscillations is established and the thin plasma lens mechanism is investigated, for beam size much greater than the plasma wavelength. The beam squeezing and the self-pinching equilibrium is predicted, for beam size much smaller than the plasma wavelength, taking the aberrationless solution of the nonlocal Nonlinear Schroeding equation.

Conference title: 38th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics
Place: Strasbourg, France

More Information: Poster presentation P5.006 arXiv e-print (arXiv:1108.1051)
KeyWords: plasma wake field