Airglow Excitation by High Power Radio Waves

Research Fig.10:

Schematic illustration of the effective energetical broadening of the resonant excitation band due to the energy oscillation associated with the non-linear plasma oscillation induced by the radio wave. The two thick central lines indicate the width of the original resonance, the region within each double headed arrow is the amplitude of the energy oscillation of the electrons. The excitation rate is enhanced by the ratio of these two quantities.

Airglow Excitation by High Power Radio Waves - Schematic Illustration of  Resonant Broadening Mechanism

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Thomas Smid (M.Sc. Physics, Ph.D. Astronomy)