Some nonlinear problems in the manipulation of beams
Abstract
An overview is given of nonlinear problems that arise in the manipulation of beams. Beams can be made of material particles or photons, can be intense or dilute, can be energetic or not, and they can be propagating in vacuum or in a medium. The nonlinear aspects of the motion are different in each case, and this diversity of behavior is categorized. Many examples are given, which serves to illustrate the categorization and, furthermore, display the richness of behavior encountered in the physics of beams.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 October 1990
 Bibcode:
 1990STIN...9116358S
 Keywords:

 Beam Interactions;
 Mathematical Models;
 Nonlinearity;
 Particle Beams;
 Particle Collisions;
 Computerized Simulation;
 Free Electron Lasers;
 High Power Lasers;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Photon Beams;
 Vacuum;
 Lasers and Masers