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- 73Rankin, Robert
- 17Kabin, Konstantin
- 15Marchand, Richard
- 10Lu, J. Y.
- 9Degeling, Alex W.
- 8Gombosi, Tamas I.
The effects of a magnetic field on the Raman and two‐plasmon decay instabilities are studied in the region of the quarter‐critical density of laser produced plasmas where both are coincident. Two‐plasmon decay of the incident extraordinary wave into two upper‐hybrid waves may now occur in the...
Kinetic theory of stimulated Raman sidescattering from magnetized plasmas
A theory of stimulated Raman sidescattering in magnetized plasmas is presented based on a solution of the Vlasov–Maxwell equations. The incident laser light, in the form of extraordinary mode radiation, decays into light waves which propagate along the uniform magnetic field as right or left...
Diffraction, self‐focusing, and the geometrical optics limit in laser produced plasmas
The effect of diffraction on the self‐modulation of an intense laser beam in an initially uniform hydrogen plasma is investigated. A formalism is used in which the diffraction term in the paraxial wave equation can be arbitrarily reduced by the use of a weight factor ι. In the limit where ι...
Self‐focusing and ion wave generation in laser‐produced plasmas
Two‐dimensional hydrodynamic simulations of laser light self‐focusing in a hydrogen plasma are presented. The simulation code includes a model for laser beam propagation which accounts for inverse bremsstrahlung absorption, refraction, diffraction, and ponderomotive forces. A Gaussian hot spot,...
Using a compressible, three-dimensional resistive monohydrodynamic (MHD) computer simulation code, we examine the evolution of standing wave field line resonances (FLRs) in the nightside of the Earth's magnetosphere. The MHD code that is used allows for a full nonlinear description and enables us...
Magnetohydrodynamic, field line resonances in the Earth's magnetosphere can have very large velocity shears and field-aligned currents. Auroral radar measurements of high-latitude resonances indicate that the velocities associated with the resonances in the E and F regions am often substantially...
We present theory and numerical simulations of strong nonlinear effects in standing shear Alfven waves (SAWs) in the Earth's magnetosphere, which is modeled as a finite size box with straight magnetic lines and (partially) reflecting boundaries. In a low beta plasma it is shown that the...
A three-dimensional compressible resistive magnetohydrodynamic simulation code, with inclusion of the fully generalized Ohm's law, has been developed to study the nonlinear evolution of field line resonances in Earth's magnetosphere. A simple Cartesian box model of an inhomogeneous plasma with...
Compressional Alfvén waves in the terrestrial magnetospheric cavity constitute a discrete spectrum of global modes which can resonate with specific components of the continuum spectrum of shear Alfvén wave (SAW) field line resonant frequencies. We investigate the effect of the ponderomotive force...
The nonlinear dynamics of a shear flow and its subsequent evolution in the equatorial plane of the inner plasma sheet is studied. A linear analysis of the ideal MHD equations reveals a hybrid vortex instability which appears because of the coupling of Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) and Rayleigh-Taylor...