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Relativistic electron generation in nonuniform underdense plasmas

Manfredi, G. and Bingham, R. and Dendy, R.O. (1995) Relativistic electron generation in nonuniform underdense plasmas. Journal de Physique 4, 5 (C6). pp. 93-96. ISSN 1155-4339

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Simulations of relativistic electron generation by stimulated Raman scattering are presented. The effect of a nonuniform plasma density, such as may occur in a laser fusion scenario, is investigated. A simple WKB theory accounts for the wavenumber shifts in the spectra.