Observation of frequency up-conversion in the propagation of a high-power microwave pulse in a self-generated plasma

S. P. Kuo, Y. S. Zhang, A. Ren

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Abstract

A chamber experiment is conducted to study the propagation of a high-power microwave pulse. The results show that the pulse is experiencing frequency up-shift while ionizing the background air if the initial carrier frequency of the pulse is higher than the electron plasma frequency at the incident boundary. Such a frequency autoconversion process may lead to reflectionless propagation of a high-power microwave pulse through the atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume150
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 1990

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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