Stimulated scattering of electromagnetic waves carrying orbital angular momentum in quantum plasmas

Padma Shukla, Bengt Eliasson, Lennart Stenflo

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Abstract

We investigate stimulated scattering instabilities of coherent circularly polarized electromagnetic (CPEM) waves carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM) in dense quantum plasmas with degenerate electrons and nondegenerate ions. For this purpose, we employ the coupled equations for the CPEM wave vector potential and the driven (by the ponderomotive force of the CPEM waves) equations for the electron and ion plasma oscillations. The electrons are significantly affected by the quantum forces (viz., the quantum statistical pressure, the quantum Bohm potential, as well as the electron exchange and electron correlations due to electron spin), which are included in the framework of the quantum hydrodynamical description of the electrons. Furthermore, our investigation of the stimulated Brillouin instability of coherent CPEM waves uses the generalized ion momentum equation that includes strong ion coupling effects. The nonlinear equations for the coupled CPEM and quantum plasma waves are then analyzed to obtain nonlinear dispersion relations which exhibit stimulated Raman, stimulated Brillouin, and modulational instabilities of CPEM waves carrying OAM. The present results are useful for understanding the origin of scattered light off low-frequency density fluctuations in high-energy density plasmas where quantum effects are eminent.
LanguageEnglish
Article number016403
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2012

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Electromagnetic Wave
Angular Momentum
electromagnetic radiation
Plasma
angular momentum
Scattering
Electron
orbitals
scattering
plasma oscillations
electrons
ions
ponderomotive forces
plasma waves
electron plasma
Nonlinear Dispersion
electron spin
Modulational Instability
wave equations
nonlinear equations

Keywords

  • quantum plasma
  • electromagnetic wave
  • orbital angular momentum
  • scattering instability

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Stimulated scattering of electromagnetic waves carrying orbital angular momentum in quantum plasmas. / Shukla, Padma; Eliasson, Bengt; Stenflo, Lennart.

In: Physical Review E, Vol. 86, No. 1, 016403, 12.07.2012.

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