Accession Number : AD0710718

Title :   LASER LIGHT SCATTERING AS A PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pease,Alfred Anthony

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The effort here was concerned with initiating a long term experimental study to develop the method of laser light scattering as a plasma diagnostic technique. This was done with a ruby laser and a grating spectometer coupled with sensitive detectors, at the steady state plasma facility at the Naval Postgraduate School. Although attempts to detect the extremely low levels of scattered light failed, excellent progress was made in determining existing apparatus limitations and in recognizing which system parameter may be adjusted in order to detect the scattered light; this will enable the future experimenter to progress with a minimum of overlap. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), (*COHERENT RADIATION, SCATTERING), ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, DIPOLE MOMENTS, LASERS, THESES

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE