Surface plasma rogue waves
International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr University Bochum - D-44780 Bochum, Germany, EU
2 RUB International Chair, International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr University Bochum - D-44780 Bochum, Germany, EU
Accepted: 29 August 2011
It is shown that the electrostatic surface plasma rogue waves can be excited and propagate along a plasma-vacuum interface due to the nonlinear coupling between high-frequency surface plasmons and low-frequency ion oscillations. The nonlinear pulse propagation condition and its behavior are discussed. The nonlinear structures may be useful for controlling and maximizing plasmonic energy along the plasma surface.
PACS: 52.35.Mw – Nonlinear phenomena: waves, wave propagation, and other interactions (including parametric effects, mode coupling, ponderomotive effects, etc.) / 52.35.Hr – Electromagnetic waves (e.g., electron-cyclotron, Whistler, Bernstein, upper hybrid, lower hybrid) / 52.35.-g – Waves, oscillations, and instabilities in plasmas and intense beams
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