Pump Wavenumber Dependent Effects in the Parametric Instabilities of a Plasma.
COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF ASTRO-GEOPHYSICS
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This paper derives a linear kinetic theory of parametric instabilities in a infinite, homogeneous, fully ionized plasma, with no magnetic field. Important problems of the parametric instabilities are studied, in three dimensions, pumped by a monochromatic, longitudinal pump or arbitrary wavevector. By solving a dispersion relation derived for these instabilites, numerically and analytically, a number of new, three-dimensional effects are found.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics