Frequency downshift in rapidly ionizing media

Spencer Kuo, A. Ren, G. Schmidt

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It is known that an electromagnetic wave propagating in a rapidly ionizing medium undergoes a frequency upshift. Here experimental evidence and theory are presented for the simultaneous creation of a downshifted wave. There is excellent agreement between experimental results and computer simulation based on a simple theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3310-3315
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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