Birefringence effect as a tool for astrophysical plasma study

G. D. Fleishman, Q. J. Fu, M. Wang, G. L. Huang, V. F. Melnikov

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Birefringence effect can be used as a tool for astrophysical plasma study. Group delay was discovered between two magnetoionic modes and spectrally confirmed for quasiperiodic narrow band millisecond pulsation. It was found from the cross delays and autodelays that X and O modes were originated at the same source, therefore the radiation was weakly polarized. By these findings the emission mechanism of the pulsations to a nonlinear plasma mechanism operating at the second harmonics was specified. Using the theory of nonlinear plasma mechanism physical parameters of the solar corona were determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number251101
Pages (from-to)2511011-2511014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25 I
StatePublished - Jun 24 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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