Observation of Secondary Plasma Waves in Laser-Plasma Interaction Experiments

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An experiment is described where the two products of the Langmuir Decay Instability (LDI) of a primary electron plasma wave have been observed and identified without any ambiguity. Primary Langmuir waves are driven by Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) of an incident laser which provides well-defined electron plasma waves. Thomson scattering of a short wavelength probe beam yields measurements of the amplitude of the waves resolved in time, space, wavelength and wavevector, that allow identification of the probed waves.

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Depierreux, S.; Labaune, C.; Baldis, H.A.; Fuchs, J. & Michard, A. December 8, 1999.

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An experiment is described where the two products of the Langmuir Decay Instability (LDI) of a primary electron plasma wave have been observed and identified without any ambiguity. Primary Langmuir waves are driven by Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) of an incident laser which provides well-defined electron plasma waves. Thomson scattering of a short wavelength probe beam yields measurements of the amplitude of the waves resolved in time, space, wavelength and wavevector, that allow identification of the probed waves.

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  • First International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, Bordeaux (FR), 09/12/1999--09/17/1999

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-135292
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 791672
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Depierreux, S.; Labaune, C.; Baldis, H.A.; Fuchs, J. & Michard, A. Observation of Secondary Plasma Waves in Laser-Plasma Interaction Experiments, article, December 8, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737391/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.