Topic/Type: 1.3 High intensity Laser Plasma Interaction, Keynote

Laser plasma interaction modelling

A. Pukhov

University of Duesseldorf

Numerical simulation of laser-plasma interaction using explicit, hybrid and quasistatic codes are discussed. Different numerical schemes for solving Maxwell-Vlasov system of equations are analyzed. Particularly, the issues of numerical dispersion, stability and efficiency are highlighted. Applications to plasma-based particle acceleration, energy transfer in dense plasmas and short-wavelength radiation generation are presented.