Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 38, Issue 3–4, pp 204–207 | Cite as

Excitation of an ionospheric Alfvén resonator by a plasma wave discharge

  • N. G. Lekhtinen
  • G. A. Markov
  • S. M. Fainstein


We present a theoretical interpretation of the excitation of an ionospheric Alfvén resonator (IAR) by an electron beam propagated along the external magnetic field. The growth rate of generated Alfvén waves is found and the IAR excitation efficiency is estimated. The theoretical results are in qualitative agreement with the experimental data.


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  • N. G. Lekhtinen
  • G. A. Markov
  • S. M. Fainstein

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