Accession Number : AD0717834

Title :   Plasma Research with Lasers,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Dushlin,L. A. ; Pavlichenko,O. S.

Report Date : 20 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : The development of optical quantum generators (lasers) with their high frequency stability, narrow beam and high power, has opened new prospects for the study of plasmas. At the present time, lasers are widely used in interferometric measurements to determine the spatial distribution of the electron concentration of plasmas. The theory of the measurement of density and temperature on the basis of light scattering by a plasma has been developed in detail, and the first experimental works have appeared. As the methods of studying plasmas with lasers are quite specific and promising, this book will make an attempt to summarize the principle theoretical results and experimental works. The book will be useful for physicists and engineers performing measurements on various plasma devices, as well as students and graduate students specializing in the area of plasma physics.

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, ELECTRON DENSITY), THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS, INTERFEROMETERS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY, SCATTERING, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, STABILITY, LASERS, USSR

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE