Nonlinear theory of power transfer between multiple crossed laser beams in a flowing plasma

Harvey A. Rose*, Sandip Ghosal

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Abstract

Analytic results are obtained for power transfer among crossing, equal frequency, laser beams, each smoothed by a random phase plate, in a flowing homogeneous plasma. For beams with well-separated directions, interbeam coupling transfers power, while intrabeam coupling causes beam deflection. For any pair of such beams, the beam with the largest positive projection on the flow direction will drain power from the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1461-1466
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume5
Issue number5 PART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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