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25 June 2003 Effect of electron-density gradient on the propagation of beam in an inhomogeneous plasma
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Proceedings Volume 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478982
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
In the study of the propagation of light in an inhomogeneous isotropic medium such as the plasma, the customary approximation of neglecting the effect of electron-density gradient is not accurate. In this paper, we are concerned with continuous variable linear index of effective plasma refraction and the effect of plasma electron-density gradient on the beam parameters. To understand the effect of the electron-density gradient more clearly, the numerical simulation will be made. We find that the larger the propagation distance and the higher the distribution of the plasma electron density is, the greater the effective becomes.
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Yunli Qiu, Hong Guo, Mingwei Liu, and Hua Tang "Effect of electron-density gradient on the propagation of beam in an inhomogeneous plasma", Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478982
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