Nonlinear Phenomena in Microphysics of Collisionless Plasmas. Application to Space and Laboratory Plasmas
J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C6-93-C6-96
Relativistic Electron Generation in Nonuniform Underdense PlasmasG. Manfredi, R. Bingham and R.O. Dendy
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11, 0QX, U.K.
Simulations of relativistic electron generation by stimulated Raman scattering are presented. The effect of a nonuniform plasma density, such as may occur in a laser fusion scenario, is investigated. A simple WKB theory accounts for the wavenumber shifts in the spectra.
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