Propagation of Nonlinear Electromagnetic Wave Across Strong Magnetic Field in Plasma

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The propagation of the large amplitude electromagnetic wave in a plasma across the external magnetic field is considered. In this interaction electrons are accelerated by the longitudinal electric field up to relativistic energies. The system develops into the strongly nonlinear regime with increasing the wave amplitude. It is shown that in the strong magnetic field near plasma or cyclotron resonance the envelope soliton solution exists. This solution is qualitatively similar to the Langmuir soliton in a plasma without magnetic field.

V B Krasovitskiy

Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Department of Kinetic Equations

V A Turikov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russian

Department of Experimental Physics

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