Nov 10 – 11, 2021
Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill
Europe/Budapest timezone

Particle Simulation of Resonant Nanoantennas for Laser Driven Fusion

Nov 10, 2021, 11:50 AM
Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill

Hotel Mercure Budapest Castle Hill

1013 Budapest, Krisztina Körút 41-43


Istvan Papp (Wigner FK)


Recently Nanoplasmonic Laser Induced Fusion Experiments were proposed, as an improvement in achieving laser driven fusion [1]. This combines recent discoveries in heavy-ion collisions and optics. The existence of detonations with time-like normal on space-time hyper-surfaces combined with absorption adjustment using nanoantennas allows the possibility of heating the target in an opposing laser beam setup [2]. For tracking the time evolution of non-equilibrium plasma interacting with strong laser fields, kinetic modeling is most proper way. However, to describe the absorption effects of gold nanoantennas inside a medium, one requires different approaches. Here we will present a particle-in-cell model of resonant nanoantennas using the capabilities of the EPOCH multi-component PIC code[3].

[1] L.P. Csernai, N. Kroó, & I. Papp, Radiation-Dominated Implosion with
Nano-Plasmonics, Laser and Particle Beams 36, 171-178 (2018).
[2] L.P. Csernai, M. Csete, I.N. Mishustin, A. Motornenko, I. Papp, L.M.
Satarov, H. Stöcker & N. Kroó, Radiation-Dominated Implosion with Flat
Target, Physics and Wave Phenomena, 28 (3) 187-199 (2020) in press,
accepted February 3, 2020, (arXiv:1903.10896v3).
[3] T. D. Arber, et. al. Contemporary particle-in-cell approach to laser-plasma
modelling Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 57, 113001 (2015)

Primary authors

Tamas Biro (No institute) Prof. Laszlo Csernai (University of Bergen) Prof. Norbert Kroó (Wigner FK) Istvan Papp (Wigner FK)

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