Accession Number:

AD0658828

Title:

PROPAGATION IN WAVEGUIDES FILLED WITH WARM PLASMA,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CASE INST OF TECH CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

The linearized equations describing the propagation of the normal modes in a plasma filled waveguide at microwave frequencies and in the presence of an axial constant magnetic field are derived from moments of the Boltzmann equation. Collisions are retained. For two cases where the plasma is assumed to be drifting but uniform or stationary but non-uniform in the transverse plane it is possible to completely solve for the fields by solving a set of coupled equations for the axial electric and magnetic fields and the pressure. If the plasma is assumed to be stationary and uniform these reduce to a set of coupled Helmholtz equations. Solutions for this case are considered in detail. The equations can be simplified considerably and cast into a form very similar to those used to describe wave propagation in a cold plasma. Solutions are obtained by employing an iterative technique. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE