Observation of steepening in electron plasma waves driven by stimulated Raman backscattering

D. Umstadter, R. Williams, C. Clayton, C. Joshi

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Abstract

Harmonics of plasma waves excited by CO2-laser induced stimulated Raman scattering have been observed by frequency- and wave-number-resolved ruby Thomson scattering. Measurements of their relative amplitudes agreed with predictions of nonlinear warm-plasma wave-steepening theory up to the maximum observed amplitude of the fundamental component, n1/n0=16%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-295
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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