Accession Number : ADA134758

Title :   Observation of Magnetic Fields in Laser-Produced Plasma Using the Zeeman Effect.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,


Personal Author(s) : McLean,E A ; Stamper,J A ; Manka,C K ; Griem,H R ; Droemer,D W

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Report Date : 30 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The self-generated magnetic field produced when a pulsed Nd:glass laser is focused onto a carbon foil target is measured for the first time using the Zeeman effect. Emission from the CV 1s2s3S sub 1-1s2p3 P sub 2 (2270.9A) was used for the measurement. At a laser irradiance of approx 5 X 10 to the 12th power W/cm2, the distribution to a ring pattern, which caused higher density gradients. A Faraday rotation measurement at approx 200 kG agreed with the Zeeman effect measurement. Opacity effects in the plasma enhanced the sensitivity of the Zeeman measurement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Zeeman effect , *Magnetic fields , *Measurement , *Plasmas(Physics) , Glass lasers , Ring lasers , Sensitivity , Computations , Opacity , Faraday effect , Rotation , Self operation , Neodymium lasers , Pulsed lasers , Laser target designators

Subject Categories : Optics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE