Accession Number : AD0742639

Title :   The Study of Plasma by Lasers,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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

Report Date : 19 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The development of optical quantum generators (lasers), with high frequency stability, narrow beam directivity and high power, opens new prospects for the study of plasmas. At the present time, lasers are widely used in interferometric measurements for determination of the spatial distribution of the electron concentration of plasmas. The theory has been rather well developed, and the first experimental investigations to appear in the area of the measurement of the density and temperature of a plasma using lasers are quite specific and promising; this book presents an attempt to generalize the principal theoretical results and experiences gained in experimental works. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *LASERS), ELECTRON DENSITY, GAS IONIZATION, IONS, LANGMUIR PROBES, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, INTERFEROMETERS, GAS DISCHARGES, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, DISPERSION RELATIONS, USSR, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE