Stimulated Raman Side Scattering in Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Matsuoka, T. and McGuffey, C. and Cummings, P. G. and Horovitz, Y. and Dollar, F. and Chvykov, V. and Kalintchenko, G. and Rousseau, P. and Yanovsky, V. and Bulanov, S. S. and Thomas, A. G. R. and Maksimchuk, A. and Krushelnick, K. (2010) Stimulated Raman Side Scattering in Laser Wakefield Acceleration. Physical review letters, 105 (3). ISSN 0031-9007

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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.

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