Electromagnetic field propagation in neutral isotropic plasmas
Institut Henri Poincaré, 86 bis route de Croissy, 78110 Le Vésinet, France
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Published online: 16 March 2004
Interested in electromagnetic waves inside plasmas with known dielectric properties, we prove that Courant-Hilbert fields of the focus wave mode type can propagate in a steady-state, isotropic, neutral plasma which is in fact a dielectric with the refractive index where is the plasma frequency. We also prove that neutral, isotropic plasmas with memory behave for harmonic plane waves as a time reversal mirror when the memory function is a decreasing exponential.
PACS: 42.25.Bs – Wave propagation, transmission and absorption / 52.35.Hr – Electromagnetic waves (e.g., electron-cyclotron, Whistler, Bernstein, upper hybrid, lower hybrid) / 52.27.Aj – Single-component, electron-positive-ion plasmas
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004