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Instabilities of high-intensity linearly polarized laser light in a plasma
Author(s): Moma S. Jovanovic; Kunioki Mima; Milos M. Skoric; Yasuhiko Sentoku
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Paper Abstract

An attempt to solve a fully nonlinear system of fluid and Maxwell equations for 1D propagation of linearly polarized relativistic intensity laser light in a uniform underdense plasma is presented. Linearly-polarized light induces longitudinal modes. Thus electronic parametric and other instabilities appear coupled with each other. We find competing relativistic forward- and backward-Raman scattering, saturated to incoherently broadened spectra via unique cascade and photon condensation mechanisms. Moreover, our code is extendable to other parametric instabilities such as stimulated Brillouin scattering, as well as to 2D treatment of e.g. laser self-focusing and filamentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425606
Show Author Affiliations
Moma S. Jovanovic, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kunioki Mima, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Milos M. Skoric, National Institute for Fusion Science (Japan)
Yasuhiko Sentoku, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Milan Kalal; Karel Rohlena; Milan Sinor, Editor(s)

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