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11 May 2011 Raman amplification in plasma
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Raman scattering is a three wave interaction in which a high frequency electromagnetic wave gives up energy to an electromagnetic wave at lower frequency and a Langmuir wave. This process has been suggested as a way of amplifying a short laser pulse by having it interact with a counter-propagating long pulse. I shall describe the essential theory behind this, discuss some of the e¤ects which may act to limit its e¤ectiveness and give a brief account of current progress.
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R. A. Cairns "Raman amplification in plasma", Proc. SPIE 8075, Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II, 80750E (11 May 2011);


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