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Simulations of shock generation and propagation in laser-plasmas

  • I.G. Lebo (a1), A.I. Lebo (a2), D. Batani (a3), R. Dezulian (a3), R. Benocci (a3), R. Jafer (a3) and E. Krousky (a4)...


We analyze the results of a recent experiment performed at the PALS laboratory and concerning ablation pressure at 0.44 µm laser wavelength measured at irradiance up to 2 × 1014 W/cm2. Using the code “ATLANT,” we have performed two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamics simulations. Results show that 2D effects did not affect the experiment and also give evidence of the phenomenon of delocalized absorption of laser light.


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: D. Batani, Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,”Università di Milano Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 3, 20126 Milano, Italy. E-mail:


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Simulations of shock generation and propagation in laser-plasmas

  • I.G. Lebo (a1), A.I. Lebo (a2), D. Batani (a3), R. Dezulian (a3), R. Benocci (a3), R. Jafer (a3) and E. Krousky (a4)...


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