Key plasma parameters for resonant backward Raman amplification in plasma
Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, 08540 NJ, USA
Received: 13 March 2014
Revised: 24 March 2014
Published online: 4 June 2014
Backward Raman amplification and compression in plasma enables pulse compression to intensities not available using material gratings. In order to achieve the highest intensities and efficiencies in the compression effect, in a manner robust both to noise and other competing plasma effects, both resonance effects and detuning effects are exploited. Here we offer a simplified guide to how some of the key plasma parameters and laser parameters should be picked in order to achieve robust and efficient amplification.
© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, 2014