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Gravitational waves generated by laser accelerated relativistic ions

Research paper by Evgeny Gelfer, Hedvika Kadlecová, Ondřej Klimo, Stefan Weber, Georg Korn

Indexed on: 18 Mar '16Published on: 18 Mar '16Published in: Physics - Plasma Physics



Abstract

The generation of gravitational waves by laser accelerated relativistic ions is investigated. The piston and light sail models of laser plasma acceleration are considered and analytical expressions for space-time metric perturbation are derived. For both models the dependence of gravitational waves amplitude on the laser and plasma parameters as well as gravitational waves spectrum and angular distribution are examined