Accession Number:

ADA043123

Title:

Enhanced Backscatter with a Structured Laser Pulse.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A large amplitude backscatter instability, consistent with Brillouin, occurs when a prepulse plasma is formed ahead of a high irradiance 10 to the 15th to 10 to the 16th power Wsq cm Nd-laser pulse. These results indicate that temporally structured laser pulses suggested for laser pellet implosion may also encounter large backscatter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE