Finite-duration seeding effects in powerful backward Raman amplifiers

N. A. Yampolsky, V. M. Malkin, N. J. Fisch

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The effect of shadowing the rear layers of short laser seeds by the seed leading layers in powerful backward Raman amplifiers (BRA) was described. The results show that the shadowing results in the pumped pulse sliding along the manifold of self-similar solutions corresponding to seeds of negligible duration. Various formulas for parameters of BRA output pulses, that took sliding into account, were derived. The results were also found to be of interest for the general theory of resonant three-wave interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number036401
Pages (from-to)036401-1-036401-6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3 2
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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