Self-organization in a dissipative three-wave interaction
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A nonlinear three-wave interaction in an open dissipative plasma model of a stimulated Raman backscattering is studied. An anomalous kinetic dissipation due to electron trapping and plasma wave breaking is accounted for in a hybrid kinetic-fluid scheme. We simulate a finite plasma with open boundaries and vary a transport parameter to examine a route to spatio-temporal complexity. An interplay between self-organization at micro (kinetic) and macro (fluid) scales is found through quasi-periodic and intermittent evolution of dynamical variables, dissipative structures and related entropy rates. A consistency with a general scenario of self-organization is claimed. [S1063-651X(99)17011-9].