Sub- And Supersonic Heat Motion Induced by Femtosecond Laser Pulses
Miroslaw Kozlowski and Janina Marciak-Kozlowska
In this paper superheating of an electron plasma by femtosecond laser pulses is investigated. The Heaviside thermal equation (Lasers in Engineering, 12, (2002), p. 17) is used describe the generation of superhot electrons. It is shown that thermal shock waves can be generated in a hot electron plasma (i.e. with electron energies > 5 MeV).