Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses

Evan S. Dodd, Donald P Umstadter

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Abstract

A novel method for the control of stimulated Raman scattering and hot electron production in short-pulse laser-plasma interactions is proposed. It relies on the use of a linear frequency chirp in nonbandwidth limited pulses. Theoretical calculations show that a 12% bandwidth will eliminate Raman forward scattering for a plasma density that is 1% of the critical density. The predicted changes to the growth rate are confirmed in two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. Relevance to areas of current research is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3531-3534
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2001

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Raman spectra
laser plasma interactions
forward scattering
chirp
pulses
hot electrons
plasma density
lasers
bandwidth
cells
electrons
simulation

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses. / Dodd, Evan S.; Umstadter, Donald P.

In: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 8, No. 8, 01.08.2001, p. 3531-3534.

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