Direct- and cross-polarized scatter from a turbulent laboratory plasma
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 281–287, March-April 1983
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1983), Direct- and cross-polarized scatter from a turbulent laboratory plasma, Radio Sci., 18(2), 281–287, doi:10.1029/RS018i002p00281., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 SEP 1982
- Manuscript Received: 21 AUG 1982
This paper presents backscatter data from a turbulent-plasma scattering experiment that is principally concerned with depolarization of the incident signal. Results of calculations using models for the direct- and cross-polarized cross sections are presented. A model based on reflection from an ‘overdense core’ accounts well for the observed results when the plasma is refractively overdense. Measurements show that a circularly polarized incident signal depolarizes more than a linearly polarized incident signal. The depolarization depends on the angle of incidence and electron density.