Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses

Citation
Es. Dodd et D. Umstadter, Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses, PHYS PLASMA, 8(8), 2001, pp. 3531-3534
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS OF PLASMAS
ISSN journal
1070-664X → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
3531 - 3534
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-664X(200108)8:8<3531:CCOSRS>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
A novel method for the control of stimulated Raman scattering and hot elect ron production in short-pulse laser-plasma interactions is proposed. It rel ies on the use of a linear frequency chirp in nonbandwidth limited pulses. Theoretical calculations show that a 12% bandwidth will eliminate Raman for ward scattering for a plasma density that is 1% of the critical density. Th e predicted changes to the growth rate are confirmed in two-dimensional par ticle-in-cell simulations. Relevance to areas of current research is also d iscussed. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.