Accession Number : AD0711648

Title :   ON THE POWER FLOW IN PLASMA-FILLED WAVEGUIDES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan 65-Sep 68,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Bevc,Vladislav

Report Date : 01 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The power flow of two types of cyclotron modes propagating in a waveguide filled with a cold collisionless axially magnetized plasma is studied as a function of the location of the point of operation on the Brillouin (omega-beta) diagram. Dynamic analysis is used throughout. Partition of the total power flow corresponding to E, H, and EH power is examined and compared with results obtained by the quasi-static approximation in the domain of its presumed validity. A comparison is made of suitably normalized total power flow as a function of the propagation constant for various representative examples of mode types. The inadequacy of the quasi-static approximation for the analysis of the power flow for dynamic cases and properties of cyclotron and plasma guide modes are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, WAVEGUIDES), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, PROPAGATION), ELECTRIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, BESSEL FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE