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Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Evan S. Dodd, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version

Published in Physics of Plasmas 8:8 (Aug 2001), pp. 3531-3534.
© 2001 American Institute of Physics. Used by permission. DOI: 10.1063/1.1382820
Physics of Plasmas is published monthly by the American Institute of Physics with the cooperation of The American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics;

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.
Citation Information
Evan S. Dodd and Donald P. Umstadter. "Coherent control of stimulated Raman scattering using chirped laser pulses" (2001)
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