Accession Number:

AD0783266

Title:

Electromagnetic Pulses at the Boundary of a Nonlinear Plasma.

Descriptive Note:

Technical interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ANTENNA LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

The paper describes an investigation of the behavior of strong electromagnetic pulses at the boundary of a nonlinear, cold, collisionless, and uniform plasma. The nonlinearity considered here is due to the nonlinear terms in the fluid equation which is used to describe the plasma. Two cases are studied first considered is the case where there is a voltage pulse applied across the plane boundary of a semi-infinite, nonlinear plasma. In the second case, the reflection of incident E-polarized and H-polarized, electromagnetic pulses at various angles of incidence from a nonlinear, semi-infinite plasma is considered. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE