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Plasma inverse scattering theory


Balanis, George Nick (1972) Plasma inverse scattering theory. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/7PTN-RV17.


The object of this report is to calculate the electron density profile of plane stratified inhomogeneous plasmas. The electron density profile is obtained through a numerical solution of the inverse scattering algorithm.

The inverse scattering algorithm connects the time dependent reflected field resulting from a δ-function field incident normally on the plasma to the inhomogeneous plasma density.

Examples show that the method produces uniquely the electron density on or behind maxima of the plasma frequency.

It is shown that the δ-function incident field used in the inverse scattering algorithm can be replaced by a thin square pulse.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Papas, Charles Herach
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1972
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04012016-145403689
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ID Code:9642
Deposited On:01 Apr 2016 22:55
Last Modified:09 Nov 2022 19:20

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