Spectral broadening of lower hybrid waves due to ponderomotive effects

C. Castaldo, E. Lazzaro, M. Lontano, A.M. Sergeev

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The nonlinear propagation of a lower hybrid (l.h.) disturbance in uniform and nonuniform plasmas is computed, consistently with the finite amplitude density modifications due to the ponderomotive forces originated by the radio frequency (r.f.) power itself. Strong spectral broadening is shown to occur due to the coupling with magnetized acoustic waves. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336 - 346
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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