The authors analyse the saturation mechanism for the electrostatic plasma wave excited by two electromagnetic waves in a hydrogen plasma, and show that collisional damping can significantly change the saturation level determined by the relativistic frequency shift. The results will be compared with measurements obtained from recent laboratory experiments.
- electrostatic waves and oscillations
- ion-acoustic waves
- plasma simulation
- electromagnetic waves
Bingham, R., Cairns, R. A., Dangor, A. E., Evans, R. G., McKinstrie, C. J., & Mori, W. B. (1987). Saturation of plasma beat waves by collisional damping. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 29(1), 115-118. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/29/1/010