Accession Number : AD0292626

Title :   SOME RESULTS USING OPTICAL INTERFEROMETRY FOR PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : KLEIN,A.F.

Report Date : 05 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Some preliminary results are presented utilizing optical interferometry for plasma diagnostics. A conical-driver electromagnetic shock tube generates the plasma. Interferograms of strong shock waves in hydrogen illustrate the experimental techniques and indicate qualitatively the existence of operating regimes for this tube within which precursor effects are unimportant for determining gas properties behind the shock. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INTERFEROMETERS, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, INSTRUMENTATION, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PHOTOGRAPHS, SHOCK TUBES, SHOCK WAVES, TEST EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE