Accession Number:

AD0734246

Title:

Determination of Spatial and Temporal Electron Density and Temporal Electron Temperature in Laser-Produced Gaseous Deuterium Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

The temporal and spatial electron density distribution and the temporal variation of electron temperature have been determined in gaseous deuterium plasmas produced by a laser. In addition to these measurements, made during laser irradiation of the plasma, the plasma growth rate, laser-plasma absorption and reflection interaction, and pressure dependence of laser intensity breakdown threshold have been determined. The electron density and temperature measurements represent a major addition to the data available on laser-produced plasmas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE