Self-induced erosion and spectral breaking of high-power microwave pulses
2000 (English)In: Journal of Plasma Physics, ISSN 0022-3778, Vol. 63, no 4, 329-341 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An analysis is made of the phenomenon of self-induced erosion and spectral breaking of ionizing high-power microwave pulses propagating in a gas. The analysis describes in an analytically explicit and physically clear way the consistent interaction between the microwave pulse and the self-induced breakdown plasma. In particular, it clarifies, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the mechanisms behind the pulse erosion and the spectral breaking phenomenon, i.e. the splitting of the pulse spectrum into a redshifted and a blueshifted peak as observed in numerical simulation results as well as in experiments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 63, no 4, 329-341 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47652DOI: 10.1017/S0022377800008321OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47652DiVA: diva2:268548