Transformation of electromagnetic radiation at moving inhomogeneities of a medium
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- Rosanov, N.N. Jetp Lett. (2008) 88: 501. doi:10.1134/S0021364008200071
The possibility of a significant up-conversion of the electromagnetic-radiation frequency due to its Doppler shift by ultrarelativistic nonlinear-medium inhomogeneities induced by high-intensity counterpropagating radiation pulses is analyzed. It is shown that the efficiency of parametric redistribution increases resonantly as the velocity of the inhomogeneity approaches the phase velocity of the high-frequency radiation.