Polarization effects on magnetic fields generated via relativistic laser interactions with escargot targets

Authors

  • Jesse Rudyll Grefal ⋅ PH National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines
  • Myles Allen Zosa ⋅ PH National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

This study highlights the effects of laser polarization on the magnetic field generated from escargot-shaped targets of varying dimensions via 2D particle-in-cell simulation. While s-polarized beams showed lower effectiveness due to electric field oscillations perpendicular to the plane of incidence, p-and circularly-polarized beams created steady-state magnetic fields. The p-polarized beam produced a more confined and intense field, contrasting with the circularly-polarized beam’s high but dispersed magnetic flux that is prone to leakage. Future research may focus on enhancing parameter scan resolution to determine an optimal gap-radius ratio and the use of elliptically-polarized laser.

Issue

Article ID

SPP-2024-PD-11

Section

Poster Session D (Photonics and Instrumentation Physics)

Published

2024-06-26

How to Cite

[1]
JR Grefal and MA Zosa, Polarization effects on magnetic fields generated via relativistic laser interactions with escargot targets, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 42, SPP-2024-PD-11 (2024). URL: https://proceedings.spp-online.org/article/view/SPP-2024-PD-11.