High-order Particle-In-Cell simulations of laser-plasma interaction
Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 21, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
2 Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 29, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Received in final form: 19 November 2018
Published online: 8 March 2019
The simulation of laser-plasma interaction via three- dimensional Particle-In-Cell methods based on higher-order schemes is considered. High-order methods allow for drastically reducing the required number of degrees of freedom while still capturing the complex physical nature of non-linear processes. The suitability of high-order methods for the acceleration of protons from thin films by intense short-pulse lasers in terms of accuracy and efficiency is shown.
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