Propagation of a radio wave pulse in cold plasma

G. M. Strelkov

Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Fryazino, Moscow Region, Russia


[1]  A solution to the problem of propagation of a radio wave pulse in isotropic and gyrotropic cold collisional plasmas has been found. The solution is not based on calculation of the Fourier integral and provides an analytical description of the spatial-temporal evolution of characteristics of radio wave pulses with an initial envelope of a rather general form, including pulses with a linear frequency modulation. Expressions for the velocity of propagation of radio wave pulses in isotropic and gyrotropic plasmas have been obtained in the explicit form.

Received 22 March 2005; accepted 9 August 2006; published 24 February 2007.

Keywords: Radio wave propagation; Isotropic plasma; Gyrotropic plasma.

Index Terms: 3285 Mathematical Geophysics: Wave propagation; 3225 Mathematical Geophysics: Numerical approximations and analysis; 2471 Ionosphere: Plasma waves and instabilities.


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