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Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Raman Amplification of Laser Pulses to Petawatt Powers

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Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Raman Amplification of Laser Pulses to Petawatt Powers. / Trines, Raoul M. G. M.; Fiuza, Frederico; Fonseca, Ricardo A.; Silva, Luis O.; Bingham, Robert; Cairns, R. Alan; Norreys, Peter A.

In: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 39, No. 11, 11.2011, p. 2622-2623.

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Trines, RMGM, Fiuza, F, Fonseca, RA, Silva, LO, Bingham, R, Cairns, RA & Norreys, PA 2011, 'Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Raman Amplification of Laser Pulses to Petawatt Powers', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 2622-2623. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2166277

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Trines, R. M. G. M., Fiuza, F., Fonseca, R. A., Silva, L. O., Bingham, R., Cairns, R. A., & Norreys, P. A. (2011). Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Raman Amplification of Laser Pulses to Petawatt Powers. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39(11), 2622-2623. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2166277

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Trines RMGM, Fiuza F, Fonseca RA, Silva LO, Bingham R, Cairns RA et al. Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Raman Amplification of Laser Pulses to Petawatt Powers. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2011 Nov;39(11):2622-2623. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2011.2166277

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Trines, Raoul M. G. M. ; Fiuza, Frederico ; Fonseca, Ricardo A. ; Silva, Luis O. ; Bingham, Robert ; Cairns, R. Alan ; Norreys, Peter A. / Numerical Simulation of Plasma-Based Raman Amplification of Laser Pulses to Petawatt Powers. In: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 2011 ; Vol. 39, No. 11. pp. 2622-2623.

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abstract = "Contemporary high-power laser systems make use of solid-state laser technology to reach petawatt pulse powers. The breakdown threshold for optical components in these systems, however, demands beam diameters up to 1 m. Raman amplification of laser beams promises a breakthrough by the use of much smaller amplifying media, i.e., millimeter-diameter-wide plasmas. Through the first large-scale multidimensional particle-in-cell simulations of this process, we have identified the parameter regime where multipetawatt peak laser powers can be reached, while the influence of damaging laser-plasma instabilities is only minor. Snapshots of the probe laser pulse being amplified, generated using state-of-the-art visualization techniques, are presented.",
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