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Title: Parametric excitation of fast upper hybrid waves by non-resonant beating of counter-propagating X-mode lasers in a magnetized plasma

Generation of fast and slow upper hybrid waves by two plasmon decay of non-resonant beating mode of two counter-propagating X-mode lasers is modelled in magnetized plasma. Two counter-propagating lasers having frequencies and wave-vectors (ω{sub 1},k{sub 1}) and (ω{sub 2},k{sub 2}), respectively, generate a non resonant beat wave at frequency difference ω{sub 0}≈ω{sub 1}∼ω{sub 2} and wave number k{sup →}{sub 0}≈k{sup →}{sub 1}+k{sup →}{sub 2} which parametrically excites a pair of copropagating fast and slow upper hybrid waves at ω{sub 0}≈2ω{sub h}+(3k{sub 1}{sup 2}v{sub th}{sup 2}/ω{sub h})  (1−ω{sub h}/ω{sub 1}) where ω{sub h} and v{sub th} are the upper hybrid frequency and electron thermal speed, respectively. The fast upper hybrid wave can be utilized for electron acceleration because its phase velocity is close to c. The growth rate of decay process is Γ∼ω{sub p}/10 at scattering angle θ{sub s}∼5π/6 and magnetic field ∼90  T, which is one order higher as compared to the growth rate of Raman process. The growth rate can be further enhanced (∼20%) by increasing the magnetic field ∼450 T.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403324
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DECAY; ELECTRONS; EXCITATION; HYBRIDIZATION; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PLASMA WAVES