Accession Number:

ADA148905

Title:

Raman Sidescattering in Laser-Produced Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE