Accession Number:

ADA093380

Title:

Nonlinear Frequency Shift Induced by the Lower-Hybrid Drift Instability.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A finite perturbation of the ion orbits leads to a nonlinear frequency shift that reduces the mode frequency and has a weak stabilizing effect on the lower-hybrid drift instability. This result is obtained from a self-consistent solution of the Vlasov-Poisson equations using perturbation theory in which the nonlinear dielectric function and the nonlinear temporal evolution of a single unstable mode in the low drift velocity regime are calculated analytically. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE