Nonlinear energy transfer of the drift-wave spectrumis investigated experimentally in a cylindrical laboratory plasma. Using the Hasegawa-Mima equation, the nonlinear transfer function of electrostatic potential energy in frequency space is estimated by bispectral analysis. The transfer function derived from the drift-wave spectrum indicates a forward cascading of energy transfer from fundamental to higher harmonic modes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics