Three-plasmon processes in a magnetized electron-positron plasma Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Three-plasmon processes in a relativistic, highly magnetized electron-positron plasma are analyzed. The matrix elements and the growth rates for decay instabilities are found. The spectrum resulting from the interaction of waves in the decay of a high-frequency plasma wave into a plasma wave and a low-frequency electromagnetic wave is calculated. The results may prove useful for interpreting the emission of pulsars.

publication date

  • October 1, 1983