Temporal evolution of density and field amplitudes in Raman amplification including relativistic and ponderomotive effects

Gaurav Raj, John Farmer, B. Ersfeld, Dino A. Jaroszynski, DA Jaroszynski (Editor), A Rousse (Editor)

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Abstract

The nonlinear regime of Raman amplification has been studied including the combined effects of relativistic and ponderomotive nonlinearities. The study is important for interaction of mildly relativistic pump and probe laser pulses. Nonlinear coupled temporal evolution of fields and density in Raman amplification is analyzed. It is shown that the saturation amplitude and time of the probe pulse in nonlinear regime depends upon the intensity of the electromagnetic waves and the density of the medium. Further in the nonlinear regime the probe laser pulse gain is severely affected by changes in both the electromagnetic wave amplitude and the plasma density.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources From Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 21 Apr 200923 Apr 2009

Conference

ConferenceConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources From Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period21/04/0923/04/09

Keywords

  • Raman amplification
  • relativistic and ponderomotive nonlinearities
  • saturation time
  • saturation amplitude

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