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Observation of steepening in electron plasma waves driven by stimulated Raman backscattering
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • R. Williams, University of California, Los Angeles
  • C. Clayton, University of California, Los Angeles
  • C. Joshi, University of California, Los Angeles
Date of this Version
7-20-1987
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Published by American Physical Society. Physical Review Letters, 59, 292 (1987). http://prl.aps.org. Copyright © 1997 American Physical Society. Permission to use.
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, ñ1/n0=16%.

Citation Information
Donald P. Umstadter, R. Williams, C. Clayton and C. Joshi. "Observation of steepening in electron plasma waves driven by stimulated Raman backscattering" (1987)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/donald_umstadter/34/