Coupling between electron plasma waves in laser – plasma interactions *

A Lagrangian fluid model ~cold plasma, fixed ions ! is developed for analyzing the coupling between electron plasma waves. This model shows that a small wave number electron plasma wave ( v2 ,k2) will strongly affect a large wave number electron plasma wave ( v1 ,k1), transferring its energy into daughter waves or sidebands at ( v11nv2 ,k11nk2) in the lab… CONTINUE READING