WAVE PROPAGATION IN A NON-MAXWELLIAN MAGNETOACTIVE NONLINEAR PLASMA.
Final rept., 10 Jun 65-31 Oct 66,
THOMAS (A S) INC WESTWOOD MASS
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The interaction of an electromagnetic wave normally incident on a non-Maxwellian, nonlinear, magnetoactive, homogeneous plasma slab is studied. The wave is taken to be either right-hand circularly polarized or left-hand circularly polarized. First integral expressions for the conductivity are evaluated numerically as power series in field intensity. Then, using these expressions, the reflection and transmission coefficients are computed by employing the Runge-Kutta technique to integrate Maxwells equations numerically step-by-step through the plasma slab. For most of the cases considered, the reflection and transmission coefficients decrease as the incident field increases. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics