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Resonant Decay of Finite-Extent Cold-Electron Plasma Waves

Wong, K. L. and Bellan, P. and Porkolab, M. (1978) Resonant Decay of Finite-Extent Cold-Electron Plasma Waves. Physical Review Letters, 40 (9). pp. 554-557. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.40.554.

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The parametric decay of a finite-extent cold-electron plasma wave (slow wave) was studied experimentally. Using a frequency of ω0≳10ωpi, it was found that the decay waves propagated along the pump wave rather than in the E→0×B→ direction. This is in agreement with the recent theoretical predictions of finite-length stabilization.

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Additional Information:© 1978 The American Physical Society. Received 7 November 1977. One of the authors (K.L.W.) wishes to thank Dr. F.J. Paolini for his assistance on the design of the rf transformer used in this experiment. Helpful discussions with Dr. P.K. Kaw and Mr. M. Ono are gratefully appreciated. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Contract No. EY-76-C-02-3073.
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