# Stimulated Thomson scattering

## Abstract

The theory of stimulated Thomson scattering is investigated both quantum mechanically and classically. Two monochromatic electromagnetic waves of like polarization travelling in opposite directions are allowed to interact for a time tau with the electrons in a collisionless plasma. The electromagnetic waves have frequencies well above the plasma frequency, and their difference frequency is allowed to range upward from the plasma frequency. With the difference frequency well above the plasma frequency, the rate at which energy is transferred from one wave to the other is calculated quantum mechanically, classically from a fluid theory, and classically from an independent electron theory. The rate is calculated in both the homogeneously broadened limit, and in the inhomogeneously broadened limit.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Wisconsin Univ., Madison (USA)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 5992277

- Report Number(s):
- COO-2387-104

TRN: 79-019693

- DOE Contract Number:
- EY-76-S-02-2387

- Resource Type:
- Technical Report

- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: Thesis

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; THOMSON SCATTERING; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; COLLISIONLESS PLASMA; ELECTRON DENSITY; LASER RADIATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; INELASTIC SCATTERING; PLASMA; RADIATIONS; SCATTERING; 700102* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Diagnostics

### Citation Formats

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Spencer, R. L.
```*Stimulated Thomson scattering*. United States: N. p., 1979.
Web. doi:10.2172/5992277.

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Spencer, R. L.
```*Stimulated Thomson scattering*. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5992277

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Spencer, R. L. Thu .
"Stimulated Thomson scattering". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5992277. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5992277.
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@article{osti_5992277,
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title = {Stimulated Thomson scattering},

author = {Spencer, R. L.},

abstractNote = {The theory of stimulated Thomson scattering is investigated both quantum mechanically and classically. Two monochromatic electromagnetic waves of like polarization travelling in opposite directions are allowed to interact for a time tau with the electrons in a collisionless plasma. The electromagnetic waves have frequencies well above the plasma frequency, and their difference frequency is allowed to range upward from the plasma frequency. With the difference frequency well above the plasma frequency, the rate at which energy is transferred from one wave to the other is calculated quantum mechanically, classically from a fluid theory, and classically from an independent electron theory. The rate is calculated in both the homogeneously broadened limit, and in the inhomogeneously broadened limit.},

doi = {10.2172/5992277},

url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5992277},
journal = {},

number = ,

volume = ,

place = {United States},

year = {1979},

month = {3}

}