Backward Raman compression of x-rays in metals and warm dense matters

Son, S.; Ku, S.; Moon, Sung Joon
November 2010
Physics of Plasmas;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p114506
Academic Journal
Experimentally observed decay rate of the long wavelength Langmuir wave in metals and dense plasmas is orders of magnitude larger than the prediction of the prevalent Landau damping theory. The discrepancy is explored, and the existence of a regime where the forward Raman scattering is stable and the backward Raman scattering is unstable is examined. The amplification of a x-ray pulse in this regime, via the backward Raman compression, is computationally demonstrated, and the optimal pulse duration and intensity is estimated.


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