Accession Number : ADA332829

Title :   Absorption Backscattering and Mirror Reflection from Laser and Microwave Plasmas

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Scharer, J. E.

PDF Url : ADA332829

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Research on an improved 8-10 GHz microwave system for propagation, reflection and absorption studies of VUV excimer laser (193 mm) produced plasmas has been carrier out. We have obtained high density ne =2-5x10 13/cm3 laser formed plasmas which are 9cm wide x 40cm long x 3-20 mm thick and demonstrated that diffusion is small for time scales less than a microsceond. Preliminary results show that the initial high density plasma obtained in TMAE at 30-60 m Torr pressures has a reflection coefficient comparable to aluminum.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *MICROWAVES, *BACKSCATTERING, *LASERS, ALUMINUM, COEFFICIENTS, HIGH DENSITY, EXCIMERS.

Subject Categories : Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE