Volume 112, Number 2, October 2015
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges|
|Published online||05 November 2015|
Terahertz radiation generation by the beating of two cross focused Gaussian laser beams in axially magnetized plasma
Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi - New Delhi 110016, India
(a) Present address: Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi - New Delhi, 110016, India; firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 2 June 2015
Accepted: 12 October 2015
This paper presents a theoretical model for the generation of right circularly polarized terahertz (THz) radiation by the beating of two cross focused Gaussian laser beams, in axially magnetized plasma. The presence of a finite ponderomotive force causes the redistribution of charge carriers, which changes the dielectric constant and results in cross focusing of the laser beams. The results reveal that the presence of a static magnetic field significantly enhances the cross focusing of the beams. Due to the mutual interaction between the focused beams, the electrons also experiences a nonlinear force at the beat wave frequency. The nonlinear velocity component at the beat wave frequency then couples with the pre-existing density ripple and results in a nonlinear current density generation at THz frequency. The yield of the generated THz radiations strongly depends on the magnitude of the background magnetic field and cross focusing of the laser beams.
PACS: 52.38.-r – Laser-plasma interactions / 52.38.Hb – Self-focussing, channeling, and filamentation in plasmas / 52.35.Mw – Nonlinear phenomena: waves, wave propagation, and other interactions (including parametric effects, mode coupling, ponderomotive effects, etc.)
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