Volume 130, Number 2, April 2020
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges|
|Published online||14 May 2020|
Inverse bremsstrahlung absorption in magnetized plasmas
1 Department of Physics, Yazd University - Yazd, Iran
2 Laboratory of Physics of Radiations and their Interaction with Matter (PRIMALAB), Department of Physics, Faculty of Matter Sciences, University of Batna 1 - Batna, Algeria
Received: 13 February 2020
Accepted: 27 April 2020
The Magneto-Inertial Fusion (MIF) approach has the benefits of both approaches of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF). MIF is a complete approach, as compared to others. It has the advancement of the common ICF and some advantages over MCF. It also includes high-density plasma in the presence of strong magnetic fields. In this study, we investigate the inverse bremsstrahlung absorption (IBA) in magnetized plasma and the kinetic theory. Many researchers have calculated the inverse bremsstrahlung absorption coefficient through the ICF approach. In this investigation, however, the average of IBA is obtained that can be used in the MIF approach, the kinetic theory and the Krook collision frequency. In addition, the influences of some parameters such as laser wavelength, electron temperature, and static magnetic field are shown on the mean collisional absorption. A numerical solution is also used to calculate the dispersion function and the laser electric field. IBA is one of the basic heating processes in laser fusion plasma. The results of the study show that, in critical layers, the increase of absorption is proportional to short laser wavelength, low electron temperature, but IBA varies slowly with the static magnetic field.
PACS: 52.38.-r – Laser-plasma interactions / 52.38.Dx – Laser light absorption in plasmas (collisional, parametric, etc.) / 52.25.Xz – Magnetized plasmas
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