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Abstract

The coupled mode equations previously proposed to describe linear mode conversion in an inhomogeneous plasma are derived from Maxwell's equations and the conductivity tensor. The conservation of energy is shown to follow from the symmetry properties of the conductivity tensor and the amplitudes of the coupled modes are related to the electric fields and currents in the plasma. It is shown explicitly how the theory deals with the case when one of the modes is non-propagating.

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Authors: CAIRNS R A UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS (SCOTLAND) LASHMORE DAVIES C N CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK) , UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS (SCOTLAND);CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P 740, 1985
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