Waves in Rydberg Plasmas

  • J. T. Mendonça
  • Hugo Terças
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 70)


In this chapter we give an overview of the wave modes that can be excited in a plasma, by focusing our attention on problems which can be directly relevant to the area of ultra-cold Rydberg plasmas. This means that our presentation will be biased, deviating from the usual presentation of the subject in standard plasma physics books [1, 2, 3]. In particular, we give relevance to low frequency waves and to electrostatic oscillations, which can be more relevant to the ultra-cold plasma.


Dispersion Relation Static Magnetic Field Magnetic Field Line Rydberg Atom Ponderomotive Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Mendonça
    • 1
  • Hugo Terças
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TecnicoLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Université Blaise PascalAubière CedexFrance

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