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Starting from a three-wave interaction coefficient for a homogeneous Vlasov plasma, it is shown that the parametric decay to half-harmonics has a zero growth rate if the pump wave wavenumber vanishes. Earlier proofs of this fact for electrostatic decay modes are extended to the general case. As a specific example, the decay of a fast magnetosonic wave to two slow waves is studied.

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Authors: HEIKKINEN J A, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, Helsinki (FI);PÄTTIKANGAS T J H, Helsinki University of Technology, Faculty of Information Science, Espoo (FI);DEVILLERS G, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(90)76 EN (1990) 8 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199110565 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en