J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr7-317-Pr7-326
Pulsed discharges produced by surface wavesO.A. Ivanov, A.M. Gorbachev, V.A. Koldanov, A.L. Kolisko and A.L. Vikharev
Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Ulyanov Street, 603600 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
This paper presents a description of several efficient and easy-to-operate launchers intended for the pulsed regime. Two novel types of launchers which allow the use of high microwave power and high wave frequency are suggested. Using one of this launcher for the first time, high power SWs were excited in the 8-mm wavelength band. The paper also reviews the mechanisms of advance of the ionization front along the plasma column.
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