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Polarization Changes of Radiation through Stimulated Raman Scattering

Gangadhara, RT and Krishan, V (1993) Polarization Changes of Radiation through Stimulated Raman Scattering. In: Astrophysical Journal, The, 415 (2). pp. 505-516.

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We study change in the polarization of electromagnetic waves due to the stimulated Raman scattering in a plasma. In this process an electromagnetic wave undergoes coherent scattering off an electron plasma wave. It is found that some of the observed polarization properties such as the rapid temporal variations, sense reversal, rotation of the plane of polarization, and change of nature of polarization in the case of pulsars and quasars could be accounted for through stimulated Raman scattering.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, The
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to University of Chicago Press.
Keywords: Galaxies: active;Plasmas;Polarization;Radiation mechanisms: miscellaneous;Stars: pulsars: general
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 05:48
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35692

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