Faraday Rotation of a Microwave through a Lossy Plasma

  title={Faraday Rotation of a Microwave through a Lossy Plasma},
  author={Susumu Takeda and Kazuo Minami and Ryosuke Matsuoka},
The elliptically polarized Faraday effect appears, when microwaves are transmitted through lossy plasmas with magnetic fields. The detector signal of an electric field component of a wave through plasmas oscillates with the monotonous decrease of the plasma electron density, when the cyclotron frequency is higher than the applied frequency. The electron density and the collision frequency can be easily determined from the maxima and the minima of the detector signal. From the detected microwave… CONTINUE READING