# The occurrence of transverse and longitudinal electric currents in the classical plasma under the action of N transverse electromagnetic waves

Classical plasma with arbitrary degree of degeneration of electronic gas is considered. In plasma N (N>2) collinear electromagnatic waves are propagated. It is required to find the response of plasma to these waves. Distribution function in square-law approximation on quantities of two small parameters from Vlasov equation is received. The formula for electric current calculation is deduced. It is demonstrated that the nonlinearity account leads to occurrence of the longitudinal electric current directed along a wave vector. This longitudinal current is orthogonal to the known transversal current received at the linear analysis. The case of small values of wave number is considered.

**Comments:**15 pages, 0 figures. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1612.06087

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^{2}Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology,

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