TITLE

Relativistic theory of mode conversion at plasma frequency

AUTHOR(S)
Jang-Yu Hsu
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Mar2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p032104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The equations governing the mode conversion between an electromagnetic wave and the plasma wave are derived from the relativistic Vlasov equation. They are further reduced to a two dimensional matrix equation involving only two electric field components. It is shown that the mode conversion efficiency diminishes to zero at both 0° and 90° of incidence angles, becomes insignificant beyond 45° and tends to improve with higher plasma temperature.
ACCESSION #
48912161

 

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