Parametric excitation of lower hybrid waves by electron plasma waves

S. P. Kuo

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Parametric decay of an obliquely (to the magnetic field) propagating electron plasma wave to an obliquely propagating electron plasma sideband and a lower hybrid wave is studied. This decay process is then considered as a cascade channel for electron plasma waves to broaden their downshifted frequency spectra. The dependence of the threshold pump field on the number of cascade is determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-248
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 3 2003


  • Cascade
  • Electron waves
  • Lower hybrid waves
  • Parametric instability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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