One-dimensional analysis of polarization reversal relating to electron cyclotron resonance

K. Takahashi, A. Fukuyama, T. Kaneko, R. Hatakeyama

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A polarization reversal of an electromagnetic wave relating to electron cyclotron resonance in an inhomogeneously magnetized plasma-filled waveguide is investigated by using a one-dimensional code of full wave analysis with cold plasma approximation, and its results are compared with the experimentally observed polarization reversal, which has already been reported [Phys. Rev. Lett., 94, 215001 (2005)]. It is found that the polarization reversal can be reproduced by this code and its results are in good agreement with the experimental ones. The polarization-reversal position is affected by a wavenumber perpendicular to the magnetic-field lines, which is determined by the radial boundary condition between the plasma column and the peripheral vacuum layer in our experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalFusion Science and Technology
Issue number2 T.
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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