Spectral manipulation of Raman amplifiers

Seminar
QUEST Center event
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Speaker
Ido Barth, Hebrew University
Date
13/05/2019 - 13:30Add to Calendar 2019-05-13 13:30:00 2019-05-13 13:30:00 Spectral manipulation of Raman amplifiers Backward Raman amplifiers provide a promising path to the next generation of short pulse high-intensity lasers that can go beyond the damage limit of conventional materials [1]. The main idea is to couple a short seed and a long counter-propagating pump through an electron plasma wave in such a way that the pump energy is transferred to the seed that is amplified and compressed via Raman backscattering. In the talk, I will give a short introduction on the physics of Raman amplifiers and review three recent developments in the field: (a) mitigating the relativistic phase-mismatch and the resulting saturation by detuning of the pump pulse [2], (b) multi-frequency amplification of pulses with a beat-wave waveform [3], and (c) a new configuration for Raman amplifiers in which, the laser seed is replaced by a plasma wave seed [4]. [1] V. M. Malkin, G. Shvets, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4448 (1999). [2] I. Barth, Z. Toroker, A. A. Balakin, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. E 93, 063210 (2016). [3] I. Barth and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. E 97, 033201 (2018). [4] K. Qu, I. Barth, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 164801 (2017).  Physics 301 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Physics 301
Abstract

Backward Raman amplifiers provide a promising path to the next generation of short pulse high-intensity lasers that can go beyond the damage limit of conventional materials [1]. The main idea is to couple a short seed and a long counter-propagating pump through an electron plasma wave in such a way that the pump energy is transferred to the seed that is amplified and compressed via Raman backscattering. In the talk, I will give a short introduction on the physics of Raman amplifiers and review three recent developments in the field: (a) mitigating the relativistic phase-mismatch and the resulting saturation by detuning of the pump pulse [2], (b) multi-frequency amplification of pulses with a beat-wave waveform [3], and (c) a new configuration for Raman amplifiers in which, the laser seed is replaced by a plasma wave seed [4].

[1] V. M. Malkin, G. Shvets, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4448 (1999).

[2] I. Barth, Z. Toroker, A. A. Balakin, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. E 93, 063210 (2016).

[3] I. Barth and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. E 97, 033201 (2018).

[4] K. Qu, I. Barth, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 164801 (2017). 

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 28/04/2019