Conversion of Extraordinary Waves into Upper Hybrid Waves in Inhomogeneous Plasmas

  • Published : 2004.04.01


Inhomogeneity Is important in wave coupling and mode conversion. We numerically examine the conversion of extraordinary(X) waves into upper hybrid(UH) waves in inhomogeneous plasmas by using a three-dimensional multi-fluid numerical model. A one-dimensional Inhomogeneous density profile is assumed in a cold and collisionless plasma. The density gradient is taken to be perpendicular to the magnetic field. An impulsive input is assumed to excite the X waves in the inhomogeneous box model. (omitted)