Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Stimulated Raman Side Scattering in Laser Wakef...

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Stimulated Raman Side Scattering in Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
  • T. Matsuoka
  • C. McGuffey
  • P. G. Cummings
  • Y. Horovitz
  • F. Dollar
  • V. Chvykov
  • G. Kalintchenko
  • P. Rousseau
  • V. Yanovsky
  • S. S. Bulanov
  • A. G. R. Thomas
  • A. Maksimchuk
  • K. Krushelnick
Close
Article number034801
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>14/07/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Issue number3
Volume105
Number of pages4
StatePublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Stimulated Raman side scattering of an ultrashort high power laser pulse is studied in experiments on laser wakefield acceleration. Experiments and simulations reveal that stimulated Raman side scattering occurs at the beginning of the interaction, that it contributes to the evolution of the pulse prior to wakefield formation, and also that it affects the quality of electron beams generated. The relativistic shift of the plasma frequency is measured.