Relativistic nonlinear plasma waves in a magnetic field
Abstract
Five relativistic plane nonlinear waves were investigated: circularly polarized waves and electrostatic plasma oscillations propagating parallel to the magnetic field, relativistic Alfven waves, linearly polarized transverse waves propagating in zero magnetic field, and the relativistic analog of the extraordinary mode propagating at an arbitrary angle to the magnetic field. When the ions are driven relativistic, they behave like electrons, and the assumption of an 'electronpositron' plasma leads to equations which have the form of a onedimensional potential well. The solutions indicate that a largeamplitude superluminous wave determines the average plasma properties.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 October 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975STIN...7614344K
 Keywords:

 Magnetic Fields;
 Plane Waves;
 Relativistic Plasmas;
 ElectronPositron Plasmas;
 Plasma Oscillations;
 Propagation Modes;
 Transverse Waves;
 Wave Propagation;
 Communications and Radar