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Stimulated Raman And Compton Scattering Of High Energy Laser Beams In A Disturbed Ionospheric Space Plasma Environment: Linear Theory
Author(s): M. K. Keskinen; H L Rowland; P K Chaturvedi; Y C Lee
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Paper Abstract

In this study we discuss the interaction of a high energy laser beam with the ionospheric space plasma environment. We consider the plasma to be inhomogeneous, underdense, collisional, and embedded in a magnetic field. The density and temperature of the plasma are such that koλD ≥ 1 where ko is the wavenumber of the radiation beam and λD is the plasma electron Debye length. Using linear theory we compute the growth rates for stimulated Raman scattering and beain filamentation parametric instabilities using several values for laser beam intensity and disturbed ionospheric space plasma conditions.

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Date Published: 8 August 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1060, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951751
Show Author Affiliations
M. K. Keskinen, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
H L Rowland, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
P K Chaturvedi, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
Y C Lee, Science Applications International Corp (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1060:
Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation and High Energy Beam Propagation Through the Atmosphere
Robert A. Fisher; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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