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Scattering of relativistically intense laser pulses in cold underdense plasmas
Author(s): A. V. Borovsky; A. L. Galkin; Vladlen V. Korobkin; O. B. Shiryaev
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Paper Abstract

Analytical theory is developed for plane linearly polarized relativistically intense electromagnetic wave propagating in cold underdense plasmas. Growth rates of the instability of these waves, both quasi-monochromatic and comprising a flux of photons with different frequencies, are calculated using a special numerical technique. For the relativistically high intensities both forward and backward Raman scattering by plasmons occurs and radiation harmonics are generated. The shape of the growth rate distribution at the center of each harmonics band is formed primarily by the fluid dynamics analog of the Compton effect and its edges are due to excitation of Langmuir noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3735, ICONO '98: Ultrafast Phenomena and Interaction of Superstrong Laser Fields with Matter: Nonlinear Optics and High-Field Physics, (5 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.341480
Show Author Affiliations
A. V. Borovsky, General Physics Institute (Russia)
A. L. Galkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladlen V. Korobkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
O. B. Shiryaev, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3735:
ICONO '98: Ultrafast Phenomena and Interaction of Superstrong Laser Fields with Matter: Nonlinear Optics and High-Field Physics
Mikhail V. Fedorov; Vyacheslav M. Gordienko; Vladimir V. Shuvalov; Vladimir D. Taranukhin, Editor(s)

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