Raman Amplification in Plasma

R. A. Cairns

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Abstract

Raman scattering is a three wave interaction in which a high frequency electromagnetic wave gives up energy to an electromagnetic wave at lower frequency and a Langmuir wave. This process has been suggested as a way of amplifying a short laser pulse by having it interact with a counter-propagating long pulse. I shall describe the essential theory behind this, discuss some of the effects which may act to limit its effectiveness and give a brief account of current progress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHARNESSING RELATIVISTIC PLASMA WAVES AS NOVEL RADIATION SOURCES FROM TERAHERTZ TO X-RAYS AND BEYOND II
EditorsDA Jaroszynski
Place of PublicationBELLINGHAM
PublisherSPIE
Pages-
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-81948-665-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II - Prague
Duration: 20 Apr 201121 Apr 2011

Conference

ConferenceConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II
CityPrague
Period20/04/1121/04/11

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