Accession Number:

AD0668290

Title:

OPTICAL PLASMA INTERFEROMETRY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1967-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

In addition to its other uses, optical interferometry is finding application in thermonuclear research for the measurement of plasma electron concentration. By use of this technique it is possible to determine the total number of electrons in the direction of light propagation, and when the transverse dimension is known. Another important parameter, the degree of plasma ionization, can also be determined. The article includes a description of interferometers and their light sources optical quantum generators. Future prospects for optical interferometry are discussed briefly. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE