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Abstract

This series of lectures was largely based on studies performed during the last few years in Lausanne. It is not meant to be a general review of work in the field, especially since kinetic aspects of the theory will only briefly be touched upon. After outlining the main ideas used to model theoretically the laser plasma interaction, the cold plasma equations suitable for a description of AWH and for ICRF mode conversion heating are derived in detail, then presented in different limits, and their different types of singularity discussed. The problem of the wave excitation is discussed including antenna, vacuum and boundary conditions; the eigenvalue problem (free oscillations) solved in a homogeneous plasma, i.e. the global modes looked for, whose role in heating is then discussed. Knowledge of numerical methods and numerical results were not required so far; now the numerical methods are briefly discussed. A guide through previous work by the group on AWH and an outlook on future ICRF work is given.

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Authors: APPERT K, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);VACLAVIK J, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);VILLARD L CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: WRITE TO CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE, 21 AVENUE DES BAINS, CH-1007 LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), MENTIONING REPORT LRP 238/84, 1984
Record Number: 1989123084400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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Available languages: en