Key plasma parameters for resonant backward Raman amplification in plasma

V. M. Malkin, N. J. Fisch

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Backward Raman amplification and compression in plasma enables pulse compression to intensities not available using material gratings. In order to achieve the highest intensities and efficiencies in the compression effect, in a manner robust both to noise and other competing plasma effects, both resonance effects and detuning effects are exploited. Here we offer a simplified guide to how some of the key plasma parameters and laser parameters should be picked in order to achieve robust and efficient amplification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1157-1167
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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