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Stimulated relativistic harmonic generation from intense laser interactions with beams and plasmas
Author(s): Phillip Sprangle; Eric Esarey
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Paper Abstract

Stimulated backscattered harmonic radiation generated by the interaction of an intense pump laser field with an electron beam or plasma is analyzed using a nonlinear, relativistic, fluid theory valid to all orders in the pump laser amplitude. The backscattered radiation occurs at odd harmonics of the doppler shifted incident laser frequency. The growth rate and saturation level of the backscattered harmonics are calculated and thermal limitations are discussed. This mechanism may provide a practical method for producing coherent radiation in the XUV regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1552, Short-Wavelength Radiation Sources, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50601
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Phillip Sprangle, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Eric Esarey, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1552:
Short-Wavelength Radiation Sources
Phillip Sprangle, Editor(s)

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