Accession Number : AD0778992
Title : Stimulated Compton Scattering and Self-Focusing in the Outer Regions of a Laser-Fusion Plasma.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Ott,Edward ; Manheimer,Wallace M. ; Klein,H. H.
Report Date : APR 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : The collective processes which can occur in the outer regions of a laser fusion plasma are investigated theoretically and with numerical simulations. The most important processes are induced Compton scatter and self-focusing. Compton scatter heats the plasma until the electron thermal velocity is of order of the oscillating velocity in the field of the laser light. The self-focus instability filaments the laser light and modulation of the laser intensity can be as high as fifty percent. (Author)
Descriptors : *Plasmas(Physics), *Nuclear fusion, Compton scattering, Interactions, Numerical analysis, Laser beams
Subject Categories : Fusion Devices(thermonuclear)
Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE