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.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science VI|
|Numero di pagine||26|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|
|Nome||Springer Series in Chemical Physics 99|