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The coupling of stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering in a plasma
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • W.B. Mori, University of California, Los Angeles
  • C. Joshi, University of California, Los Angeles
Date of this Version

Published by American Institute of Physics; Physics Fluids B, 1, 183 (1989). Copyright 1989. Permission to use.

The observation of an anti-Stokes satellite in the spectrum of light backscattered from a CO2 laser plasma is reported. Its origin is found to be Thomson scattering of the incident light from a counterpropagating mode-coupled plasma wave. The parent electron and ion waves in the mode-coupling process were driven by stimulated Raman and Brillouin backscattering. The parent and daughter plasma waves were detected by ruby laser Thomson scattering. A computer simulation modeling the experiment shows further cascading of the Stokes backscattered light to lower frequencies, apparently a result of its rescattering from another, higher phase velocity, counterpropagating coupled mode. Comparisons with theoretical predictions are presented.
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Donald P. Umstadter, W.B. Mori and C. Joshi. "The coupling of stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering in a plasma" (1989)
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