USE OF A LANGMUIR PROBE FOR ELECTRON TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION IN A LASER-INDUCED PLASMA.
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The possibility of using Langmuir probes for electron temperature determination in a laser-induced plasma has been demonstrated. Laser input energies less than 15 joules have been used and electron temperatures on the order of 0.5 ev have been inferred at various distances from the target. The beam was focused to approximately a 1 mm diameter spot. It is shown that the probe current at the start of the pulse follows the laser spiking. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics