Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses

Evan S. Dodd, Donald Umstadter

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A novel method for the control of stimulated Raman scattering and hot electron production in short-pulse laser-plasma interactions is proposed. It relies on the use of a linear frequency chirp in nonbandwidth limited pulses. Theoretical calculations show that a 12% bandwidth will eliminate Raman forward scattering for a plasma density that is 1% of the critical density. The predicted changes to the growth rate are confirmed in two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. Relevance to areas of current research is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3531-3534
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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