Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 32, Issue 11, pp 916–920

Nonresonant excitation of surface waves by a normal electric field

  • Yu. A. Akimov
Nonlinear Phenomena

DOI: 10.1134/S1063780X06110055

Cite this article as:
Akimov, Y.A. Plasma Phys. Rep. (2006) 32: 916. doi:10.1134/S1063780X06110055


A study is made of nonresonant parametric excitation of surface waves by a spatially uniform, time-dependent electric pump field directed perpendicular to a plane plasma-dielectric interface. A set of equations is derived that describes the dynamics of surface wave excitation. Expression for the growth rate in the linear stage of instability is obtained, and the threshold amplitude of the external electric field above which the parametric instability can occur is found. The spectrum of the excited waves is analyzed.

PACS numbers

52.35.Mw 52.40.Hf 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. A. Akimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of High TechnologiesKarazin Kharkov National UniversityKharkovUkraine

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