On the decay of a dipole pump to half-harmonics

Jukka Heikkinen, Timo Pättikangas, G. Devillers, JET Contributors

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Starting from a three-wave interaction coefficient for a homogeneous Vlasov plasma we show that the parametric decay to half-harmonics has a zero growth rate if the pump wave wave number vanishes. Earlier proofs of this fact for electrostatic decay modes are then extended for a general case. As a specific example we study the decay of a fast magnetosonic wave to two slow waves.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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SeriesJET Preprint Series


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