On a magnetic confinement of femtosecond laser pulse plasmas
Nuclear Fusion Institute of RRC “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, Russia
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Revised: 8 November 2005
Published online: 8 February 2006
Perspectives of magnetic confinement for the increase of life times of laser plasmas generated by femtosecond laser pulses are considered. Possibilities that are provided by miniature magnetic cusp configurations with magnetic fields of moderate intensities (of order of Teslas) are investigated. The construction of micro-traps with permanent magnets, making it possible to increase neutron yield, seems to be very simple and possible for most modern “table top" laser experiments.
PACS: 52.50.Jm – Plasma production and heating by laser beams (laser-foil, laser-cluster, etc.)
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