Solitary wake field microdynamics of the pulsed laser induced microbubbles in three-dimensional dusty plasma liquids

Chen Yu Tsai, Lee Wen Teng, Mei Chu Chang, Yu Ping Tseng, I. Lin

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Abstract

The Eulerian/Lagrangian dynamics in the narrow wake field of the dusty plasma bubble is explored by directly tracking dust motion at the microscopic level. The bubble is induced by the focused laser pulse ablation in three-dimensional quiescent dusty plasma liquids operated in the pressure higher than the critical pressure for the self-excitation of dust acoustic wave by the downward ion wind. It is found that, after bubble expansion ceases, the collective excitation maintains its width and travels downward as a solitary wave, led by an ultrasonic rarefaction front contributed by the dust motion below the lower boundary, and trailed by the few compressional crests with descending crest heights and speeds in the narrow wake, under the symmetry breaking by the downward ion flow. The quick damping of the waves propagating along other directions leads to a narrow wake. Increasing the background pressure causes the more isotropic collapsing of the bubble without wake field oscillation. The role played by dust motion on interacting with and sustaining the wake field evolution is identified and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063702
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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