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Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is investigated one dimensionally under conditions where the typical growth rate is comparable with the ion acoustic frequency. The equations for the three-wave interaction are modified according to strong coupling. Studies of SBS in homogeneous plasma slabs exhibit the onset of steady-state solutions. A relecting rear boundary can cause the backscattering to show nonstationary behaviour. In addition, inhomogeneous plasma profiles that include the critical density are studied, using the electromagnetic wave equation together with a hydrodynamic approach for the ion fluid.

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Authors: HÜLLER S, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE);MULSER P, Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt (DE);RUBENCHIK A M, Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Novosibirsk (SU);HULLER S, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physics of Fluids B, Vol. 3 (1991) No. 12, pp. 3339-3352
Record Number: 199210413 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en