Saturation of beat-excited plasma waves by electrostatic mode coupling

C. Darrow, D. Umstadter, T. Katsouleas, W. B. Mori, C. E. Clayton, C. Joshi

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Abstract

The nature of plasma waves which are resonantly excited when two laser beams beat in a rippled-density plasma is explored both theoretically and experimentally. A theoretical model is presented which, for commonly encountered experimental parameters, predicts rapid saturation of the highphase-velocity beat wave at an amplitude below that expected for relativistic detuning. Results of experimental studies of this process are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2629-2632
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume56
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Saturation of beat-excited plasma waves by electrostatic mode coupling. / Darrow, C.; Umstadter, D.; Katsouleas, T.; Mori, W. B.; Clayton, C. E.; Joshi, C.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 56, No. 24, 01.01.1986, p. 2629-2632.

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Darrow, C, Umstadter, D, Katsouleas, T, Mori, WB, Clayton, CE & Joshi, C 1986, 'Saturation of beat-excited plasma waves by electrostatic mode coupling', Physical Review Letters, vol. 56, no. 24, pp. 2629-2632. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.56.2629
Darrow, C. ; Umstadter, D. ; Katsouleas, T. ; Mori, W. B. ; Clayton, C. E. ; Joshi, C. / Saturation of beat-excited plasma waves by electrostatic mode coupling. In: Physical Review Letters. 1986 ; Vol. 56, No. 24. pp. 2629-2632.
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