Final Report on Grant N00014-88-K-0425 (California Univ.).
Rept. for 1 May 1988-30 Apr 1989
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY
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We summarize advances in the general understanding of strong plasma turbulence, with special application to the mechanisms for powerful microwave emission. Principally, we developed an optical diagnostic system which permits simultaneous measures of the turbulent Langmuir fields at the plasma frequency in the plasma, plus the microwaves emitted by the plasma. This has allowed us to develop a complete inventory of energy transport, power production, losses and emissions. We then compare with the models we have developed. Agreement is good, and we now pursue fundamental aspects of the microwave emission processes.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics