The first large-scale simulations of continuously driven, two-dimensional electromagnetic strong plasma turbulence are performed, for electron thermal speeds 0.01c⩽v⩽0.57c, by integrating the Zakharov equations for coupled Langmuir and transverse (T) waves near the plasma frequency. Turbulence scalings and wave number spectra are calculated, a transition is found from a mix of trapped and free T eigenstates for v⩾0.1c to just free eigenstates for v⩽0.1c, and wave energy densities are observed to undergo slow quasiperiodic oscillations.
Melatos, A.; Jenet, Frederick A.; and Robinson, P. A., "Electromagnetic strong plasma turbulence" (2007). Physics and Astronomy Faculty Publications and Presentations. 335.
Physics of Plasmas