Excitations of ion-Bernstein waves in ionospheric modification experiment
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1993 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 28, Issue 6, pages 951–957, November-December 1993
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1993), Excitations of ion-Bernstein waves in ionospheric modification experiment, Radio Sci., 28(6), 951–957, doi:10.1029/93RS01374., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 OCT 1992
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 1991
In the present paper the parametric decay instability of an extraordinary electromagnetic wave into an upper hybrid wave and a low-frequency electrostatic ion-Bernstein wave at different harmonics is considered. Expressions have been derived for homogeneous growth rates, thresholds, and convective thresholds at different harmonics of ion-Bernstein wave for this instability. Applications of this investigation to ionospheric modification experiment and polar cusp region of Earth's magnetosphere have also been pointed out. It has been found that the present decay instability is more important than the stimulated Brillouin scattering in homogeneous plasmas.