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Title: Tunable and efficient terahertz radiation generation by photomixing of two super Gaussian laser pulses in a corrugated magnetized plasma

A scheme of terahertz (THz) radiation generation is investigated by photo-mixing of two super Gaussian laser beams having different frequencies (ω{sub 1}, ω{sub 2}) and wave numbers (k{sup →}{sub 1}, k{sup →}{sub 2}) in a performed corrugated plasma embedded with transverse dc magnetic field. Lasers exert a nonlinear ponderomotive force, imparting an oscillatory velocity to plasma electrons that couples with the density corrugations (n{sup ′}=n{sub α0}e{sup iαz}) to generate a strong transient nonlinear current, that resonantly derives THz radiation of frequency ∼ω{sub h} (upper hybrid frequency). The periodicity of density corrugations is suitably chosen to transfer maximum momentum from lasers to THz radiation at phase matching conditions ω=ω{sub 1}−ω{sub 2} and k{sup →}=k{sup →}{sub 1}−k{sup →}{sub 2}+α{sup →}. The efficiency, power, beam quality, and tunability of the present scheme exhibit high dependency upon the applied transverse dc magnetic field along with q-indices and beam width parameters (a{sub 0}) of super Gaussian lasers. In the present scheme, efficiency ∼10{sup −2} is achieved with the optimization of all these parameters.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Uttar Pradesh, Noida-201307 (India)
  2. Singh Simutech Pvt. Ltd., Bharatpur, Rajasthan 321201 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410207
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 19; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAM PROFILES; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; GAUSS FUNCTION; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPTIMIZATION; PERIODICITY; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE; THZ RANGE; TRANSIENTS