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Spectral Features Of The Stimulated Raman Backscattering Of Modulated Laser Pulses In A Plasma, Nikolai E. Andreev, Serguei Y. Kalmykov Sep 1998

Spectral Features Of The Stimulated Raman Backscattering Of Modulated Laser Pulses In A Plasma, Nikolai E. Andreev, Serguei Y. Kalmykov

Serge Youri Kalmykov

The characteristic features of the stimulated Raman backscattering of short modulated (multi-frequency) laser pulses in an underdense plasma are investigated. A laser pulse consisting of a given pair of spectral components with the frequency difference close to the double plasma frequency is studied in the weak mode coupling approximation. The scattering of the component with the higher frequency is shown to be a five-wave resonant process, and the conditions under which this process is totally suppressed are found. The scattering of the component with the lower frequency is an ordinary three-wave decay process without any suppression. When the difference between ...