2 4 M ar 2 00 6 Aspects of Electron Acoustic Wave Physics in Laser Backscatter from Plasmas


Recent experimental results from the Trident laser confirm the importance of kinetic effects in determining laser reflectivities at high intensities. Examples observed include scattering from low frequency electron acoustic waves (EAWs), and the first few stages of a cascade towards turbulence through the Langmuir decay instability. Interpretive and… (More)


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