National Institutes of Natural Science, National Institute for Fusion Science
Department of Helical Plasma Research, Fundamental Physics Simulation Research Division

Plasma-Wave Interaction

Formation and Evolution of Electromagnetic Solitons

Formation and evolution of electromagnetic solitons have been investigated by relativistic electromagnetic Particle-in-Cell simulations. Injection of a strong electromagnetic wave into an underdense low density plasma layer causes stimulated Raman scattering, Raman cascade into Photon condensation, and forma-tion of an electromagnetic soliton. A relativis-tic soliton formed in the left hand side of the plasma layer grows and is decelerated and finally propagates in the backward direction.

Baiwen Li, S. Ishiguro, M. M. Skoric, and T. Sato, "Large amplitude relativistic electromagnetic solitons due to strong photon-condensation in intense laser underdense homogeneous collisionless plasma interaction", Phys. Plasmas Vol. 13, 042303 (2006).

Baiwen Li, S. Ishiguro, M. M. Skoric and T. Sato, “Stimulated trapped electron acoustic wave scattering, electromagnetic soliton and ion-vortices in intense laser interaction with subcritical plasmas," Physics of Plasmas, Volume 14, Issue 3, (2007) pp. 032101-1-5.

Lj. Nikolic, M. Skoric, S. Ishiguro, and T. Sato; ``Stimulated Electron-Acoustic-Wave Scattering in a Laser Plasma'', Physical Review E, Vol.66, No. 3-2B, pp. 036404-1 - 036404-4, 2002.

ISHIGURO Seiji, NIKOLIC Ljubomir, SKORIC Milos M. and LI Baiwen; “Intense Reflection of a Relativistic Laser Pulse in Subcritical Plasmas,” J. Plasma Fusion Res. SERIES, Vol. 6 (2004) 279-282.

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