Volume 82, Number 3, May 2008
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges|
|Published online||21 April 2008|
Whistler wave propagation in field-aligned density duct plasma
Reactor and Accelerator Research Development School, Nuclear Science and Technology Institute Esfahan, 81465/1589, Iran
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 6 March 2008
In this study, the physical structure for the propagation of whistler waves in ducts of nonuniform cold plasma density is investigated by means of electrodynamics theory. Expressions for the solution of the field equations are determined analytically using perturbation technique, and power transmitted by modes is evaluated in terms of a parabolic model for the plasma density distribution. The set of eigenmodes and their spatial structure are analyzed and the dependencies of the eigenmode propagation properties on the duct characteristics are studied.
PACS: 52.35.Hr – Electromagnetic waves (e.g., electron-cyclotron, Whistler, Bernstein, upper hybrid, lower hybrid) / 94.20.Bb – Wave propagation / 94.30.-d – Physics of the magnetosphere
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