Instability Versus Equilibrium Propagation of Laser Beam in Plasma

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Lushnikov, Pavel M.; Rose, Harvey A.;
(2003)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.255003
  • Subject: Nonlinear Sciences - Chaotic Dynamics | Nonlinear Sciences - Pattern Formation and Solitons | Physics - Optics | Physics - Plasma Physics

We obtain, for the first time, an analytic theory of the forward stimulated Brillouin scattering instability of a spatially and temporally incoherent laser beam, that controls the transition between statistical equilibrium and non-equilibrium (unstable) self-focusing re... View more
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