A concise review of the properties of electron distribution functions in a fully ionized plasma in the presence of a high-frequency laser field is presented. In detail is discussed the physical origin of most of the reported results in the case of strong fields. The presence of a laser field, through the inverse bremsstrahlung absorption, alters dynamically the roles of and the interplay between electron-ion and electron-electron collisions shaping the distribution function. Special attention is paid to the role of e-e collisions in the process of laser-plasma interaction.
|Title of host publication||Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science VI|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Name||Springer Series in Chemical Physics 99|
Oliveri, R. L., & Ferrante, G. (2010). Plasma Electron Kinetics and Distribution Functions in Laser Fields. In Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science VI (pp. 183-208). (Springer Series in Chemical Physics 99).