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Title: Onset of stimulated Raman scattering of a laser in a plasma in the presence of hot drifting electrons

Stimulated Raman scattering of a laser in plasmas with energetic drifting electrons was investigated by analyzing the growth of interacting waves during the Raman scattering process. The Langmuir wave and scattered electromagnetic sideband wave grow initially and are dampened after attaining a maximum level that indicates a periodic exchange of energy between the pump wave and the daughter waves. The presence of energetic drifting electrons in the laser-produced plasma influences the stimulated Raman scattering process. The plasma wave generated by Raman scattering may be influenced by the energetic electrons, which enhance the growth rate of the instability. Our results show that the presence of energetic (hot) drifting electrons in a plasma has an important effect on the evolution of the interacting waves. This phenomenon is modeled via two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of the propagation and interaction of the laser under Raman instability.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007 (India)
  2. Department of Physics and Photon Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500 712 (Korea, Republic of)
  3. School of Natural Science, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan 689 798 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410281
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; 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; ELECTRON DRIFT; INSTABILITY; INTERACTIONS; LANGMUIR FREQUENCY; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; PLASMA WAVES; RAMAN EFFECT; TAIL ELECTRONS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS