Accession Number:

AD0419395

Title:

NONLINEAR INTERACTION OF A HIGH INTENSITY MICRO- WAVE FIELD WITH A LOW DENSITY PLASMA,

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Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

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Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The interaction of a high-intensity electro magnetic field of a fundamental microwave fre quency with a low-density plasma slab in an infinitely-long rectangular wave guide was studied. The current density distribution in duced in the plasma by the high-intensity field was obtained by solving the Boltzmann Transport equation, together with the Maxwell equations. General expressions for the fields generated in a rectangular wave guide by an arbitrary current distribution are presented from which expressions for the TM sub mn and TE sub mn modes generated by the second harmonic component of the induced current distribution are obtained. Detailed computations of the power generated in the TE11 and TM11 modes as a function of the plasma frequency for particular thicknesses of the plasma slab are presented in graphical form. Curves of the reflected power of the high in tensity field from the plasma slab ao presented and compared with the second harmonic TE11 and TM11 power curves, from which a number of interesting results are deduced. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE