Accession Number : ADA138651

Title :   The Electron Density and Temperature in the Photoionized Background Gas (N2) Surrounding a Laser Produced Plasma.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ali,A W

PDF Url : ADA138651

Report Date : 22 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A scheme is presented for the determination of the electron density and temperature in a background gas surrounding a laser produced plasma. The background gas (N2) is photoionized by the ionizing radiation from the laser produced plasma. Band intensities of 3914A and 3371A from N2(+) and N2 are utilized for the determination of the state of the background plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gas ionization, *Photoionization, *Plasma diagnostics, *Laser gases, *Electron energy, *Computations, Electron density, Temperature, Intensity, Excitation, Ionizing radiation, Laser target interactions, High altitude, Electron nuclear cross sections, Nitrogen, Emission, High power, Nuclear explosion simulation, Detonations, Quenching, Coefficients, Radioactive decay

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Numerical Mathematics
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE