Stochastic Resonance

Stochastic Resonance of Stable Waves

Objective: To excite otherwise-stable plasma waves by means of stochastic resonance, for which suitable-amplitude background noise resonates with normal modes.

Significance: Stochastic resonance methods may provide availability of a noisy system’s large free energy to selected coherent normal modes of the plasma.

Long Range Goal: To determine how much energy can be coupled from a large plasma into a small number of gyro-resonant plasma waves.

Collaborators: Stephanie Sears, Mark Koepke, Alfred Wong (UCLA; Nonlinear Ion Dynamics)