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Author Sprangle, P. ♦ Esarey, E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS ♦ HARMONIC GENERATION ♦ NONLINEAR PROBLEMS ♦ BACKSCATTERING ♦ COHERENT SCATTERING ♦ DOPPLER EFFECT ♦ ELECTRON BEAMS ♦ EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION ♦ INSTABILITY GROWTH RATES ♦ LASER RADIATION ♦ RELATIVISTIC PLASMA ♦ SATURATION ♦ BEAMS ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ♦ FREQUENCY MIXING ♦ LEPTON BEAMS ♦ PARTICLE BEAMS ♦ PLASMA ♦ RADIATIONS ♦ SCATTERING ♦ ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION 640410* -- Fluid Physics-- General Fluid Dynamics
Abstract Stimulated backscattered harmonic radiation generated by the interaction of an intense pump-laser field with an electron beam or plasma is analyzed using a fully nonlinear, relativistic, fluid theory valid to all orders in the pump-laser amplitude. The backscattered radiation occurs at odd harmonics of the Doppler-shifted incident laser frequency. The growth rates, saturation levels (efficiencies), and thermal limitations are calculated for the backscattered harmonic radiation. This mechanism may provide a practical method for producing coherent radiation in the XUV regime.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-10-07
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 67
Issue Number 15


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