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Excitation of an ion-acoustic wave by two whistlers in a collisionless magnetoplasma

  • M. S. Sodha (a1), Tarsem Singh (a1), D. P. Singh (a1) and R. P. Sharma (a1)

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This paper presents an investigation of the excitation of an ion-acoustic wave in a collisionless hot magnetoplasma by two whistlers. On account of the interaction of the two whistlers, of frequencies ω1 and ω2, ponderomotive force at frequency △ ω(= ω1 – ω2) leads to the generation of an ion-acoustic wave. When the two whistlers have initially Gaussian intensity distributions, a d.c. component of the ponderomotive force leads to the redistribution of the background electron/ion density, and cross-focusing of the whistlers occurs. The power of the generated ion-acoustic wave, being dependent on the background ion density and powers of the whistlers, is further modified. The ion-acoustic wave power also changes drastically with the strength of the static magnetic field.

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Excitation of an ion-acoustic wave by two whistlers in a collisionless magnetoplasma

  • M. S. Sodha (a1), Tarsem Singh (a1), D. P. Singh (a1) and R. P. Sharma (a1)

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