Accession Number : AD0696054

Title :   THE POSSIBILITY OF SELF-FOCUSING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES IN THE IONOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Litvak,A. G.

Report Date : 14 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The possibility of self-focusing waves in the ionosphere is discussed. Since the effects of self-focusing markedly influence various non-linear effects accompanying propagation of an intense light beam in a non-linear medium, the requirements of non-linear optics associated with this phenomena are considered. It is concluded that the existence of self-focusing waves in the ionosphere is possible when using powerful transmitters operating in a continuous regime. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, FOCUSING), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ELECTRON OPTICS, PLASMA MEDIUM, MAGNETIC FIELDS, USSR

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE