Accession Number:

AD0751669

Title:

Electromagnetic Wave Functions for Parabolic Plasma Density Profiles.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES PLASMA PHYSICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The computation of the reflection and transmission coefficients was undertaken in an earlier paper for a class of one-dimensional wave propagation problems in inhomogeneous plasmas devoid of external magnetic field. More precisely, making use of an extension of Langers method, the authors succeeded in obtaining a solution of the one-dimensional Helmoltz equation 2nd derivative wz ksub o squared gz wz 0, k sub o 1 pilambda sub o, where lambda sub o is the free space wavelength and gz represents quite generally three characteristic profiles. In the present paper the authors confine their attention exclusively to symmetric profiles of the Exstein form gz g0 1-g0 tanh squared z2 lambda, where g0 is the intercept at the origin and lambda is the scale length. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE