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The stimulated Raman scattering of a perturbed TM mode in a dielectric loaded partially filled plasma waveguide is considered. The radiation is the result of the scattering of pump electromagnetic wave, which is an EH waveguide mode, off of a space-charge wave. A nonlinear wave equation for a three-wave interaction is used to investigate the coupling of the space-charge and waveguide modes. Dispersion relations for electromagnetic modes are solved numerically to study the frequency characteristics of the interaction of the EH waveguide modes with the space-charge modes. Formulas for the growth rates of the backscattered wave near the electron cyclotron frequency are derived, and the effect of a dielectric liner on the growth rates is investigated. Numerical studies show that the presence of the dielectric liner has an effect on the phase-matching condition and leads to rather larger growth rates close to electron cyclotron resonance.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2010