Compression of powerful x-ray pulses to attosecond durations by stimulated Raman backscattering in plasmas

V. M. Malkin, N. J. Fisch, J. S. Wurtele

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Abstract

Backward Raman amplification (BRA) in plasmas holds the potential for longitudinal compression and focusing of powerful x-ray pulses. In principle, this method is capable of producing pulse intensities close to the vacuum breakdown threshold by manipulating the output of planned x-ray sources. The minimum wavelength limit of BRA applicability to compression of laser pulses in plasmas is found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number026404
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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