Phase-Matched Third Harmonic Generation in a Plasma

J. M. Rax, N. J. Fisch

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Relativistic third harmonic generation in a plasma is investigated. The growth of a third harmonic wave is limited by the difference between the phase velocity of the pump and driven waves. This phase velocity mismatch results in a third harmonic amplitude saturation and oscillation. In order to overcome this saturation, we describe a phase-matching scheme based on a resonant density modulation. The limitations of this scheme are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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