Frequency up-conversion of microwave pulse in a rapidly growing plasma

S. P. Kuo

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Two crossed microwave pulses are used to generate plasma in their intersection region inside a chamber. It is shown that the frequency of each output pulse is up-shifted. The percentage of frequency shift is consistent with the theory of Wilks, Dawson, and Mori. Besides frequency shift and some attenuation, the similarity between the spectral distributions of the output and input pulses indicates that there is very little distortion to the pulse shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1000-1003
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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