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- 15Marchand, Richard
- 15Rankin, Robert
- 9Lu, J. Y.
- 5Kabin, Konstantin
- 4Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T.
- 3Clauer, C. Robert
- 5Shear Alfven Waves
- 4Field Line Resonances
- 3Global Mhd Modeling
- 2Alfven Waves
Finite element modeling of nonlinear dispersive field line resonances: Trapped shear Alfvén waves inside field‐aligned density structuresDownload
Using a new two- dimensional nonlinear finite element model, we investigate the interaction of dispersive shear Alfven wave ( SAW) field line resonances ( FLRs) and ion acoustic waves in Earth's magnetosphere. We solve the full set of nonlinear reduced MHD equations self- consistently in...
Nonlinear dynamics of a dispersive field line resonance (FLR) is investigated in a dipolar magnetic geometry using a new finite element code TOPO. Time dependent dispersion and steepening of the perpendicular Alfvén velocity profile lead to the acceleration of dispersive effects and to...
The propagating source method for solving the time-dependent Boltzmann equation describing particle propagation in a magnetically turbulent medium is extended to a more realistic case that includes focusing and adiabatic deceleration. The solutions correspond to beam propagation in the solar...
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,...
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...