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