Raman Sidescattering in Laser-Produced Plasmas.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The theory of the Raman sidescattering instability in an inhomogeneous plasma is revisited. The growth rate is found from the eigenvalue of a second order ordinary differential equation in the Fourier domain. Under certain, rather easily satisfied constraints, the normalized growth rate depends on a single parameter involving laser strength, gradient scale length and resonant density. Originator-supplied keywords include Laser fusion, and Energetic electrons.
- Lasers and Masers
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics