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Simulations of shock generation and propagation in laser-plasmas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 June 2008

I.G. Lebo
Technical University–MIREA, Moscow, Russia
A.I. Lebo
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
D. Batani*
Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,”Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
R. Dezulian
Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,”Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
R. Benocci
Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,”Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
R. Jafer
Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Occhialini,”Università di Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
E. Krousky
PALS Research Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
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:


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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