Parametric excitation of electrostatic ion cyclotron waves in a multi - ion-species plasma

M. Ono, M. Porkolab, Robert P. H. Chang

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Parametric excitation of the electrostatic ion cyclotron waves in a multi-ion-species plasma is observed. The modes are excited when the pump frequency is near the sum of the ion cyclotron frequencies. The dispersion relation and the threshold for excitation are measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)962-966
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1977


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