Influence of plasma turbulence on microwave propagation

  title={Influence of plasma turbulence on microwave propagation},
  author={Alf Kohn and Eberhard Holzhauer and Jarrod Leddy and Matthew B. Thomas and Roddy G. L. Vann},
  journal={Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
It is not fully understood how electromagnetic waves propagate through plasma density fluctuations when the size of the fluctuations is comparable with the wavelength of the incident radiation. In this paper, the perturbing effect of a turbulent plasma density layer on a traversing microwave beam is simulated with full-wave simulations. The deterioration of the microwave beam is calculated as a function of the characteristic turbulence structure size, the turbulence amplitude, the depth of the… 

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