The authors discuss the possible induction of magnetic- field fluctuations in laboratory plasma during plasma heating by electromagnetic waves. Basically, the electromagnetic-wave-excited lower-hybrid waves may become pump waves to excite instabilities. A process that can simultaneously generate plasma-density fluctuations and magnetic-field fluctuations is described. Significant cross-field magnetic perturbations can be produced and, then, give rise to the plasma confinement problem during plasma heating.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1987|
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