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Variational approach to laser pulse compressions by an electron plasma wave
Author(s): Zhengming Sheng; Jinxiu Ma; Wei Yu; Zhizhan Xu
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Paper Abstract

Variational approach is adopted to study the evolution of an ultrashort laser pulse copropagating with an electron plasma wave. By use of the potential well description, the conditions for pulse compression, decompression or stationary state are found, which are results of the competitions between the dispersive diffusion and phase modulation of the pulse by the plasma wave. Results are compared with the numerical calculations of the evolution equation to prove the applicability of the above approximate method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1928, International Symposium on Laser-Plasma Interactions, (10 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155791
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Zhengming Sheng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Jinxiu Ma, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Wei Yu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Zhizhan Xu, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1928:
International Symposium on Laser-Plasma Interactions

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