In this work a study is presented of collective plasma processes by which pulsars can energetically support young supernova remnants. We show that many of the observed features of the Crab Nebula can be adequately interpreted in terms of a parametric interaction between the low-frequency electromagnetic wave emitted by the pulsar in the oblique rotator model and a relativistic wind of charged particle leaking from the pulsar's inner magnetosphere. In particular we show that there is a relativistic parametric resonant coupling of the strong wave with electrostatic and electromagnetic modes.
Dobrowolny, M;  L'Aquila Univ. (Italy). Istituto di Fisica); Ferrari, A;  Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Turin (Italy). Lab. di Cosmo-Geofisica; Turin Univ. (Italy). Istituto di Fisica)
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Frascati (Italy). Lab. per il Plasma nello Spazio
- Cambridge Univ. (UK). Inst. of Astronomy