Accession Number:

ADA053385

Title:

Depolarization in Laser Probing of Inhomogeneous Magnetized Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Density gradients and magnetic fields transverse to the propagation direction can produce polarization dependent phase shifts in a laser probing beam used for Faraday rotation studies of longitudinal magnetic fields in plasmas. The resulting depolarization should be considered when probing with fast optics near the critical density. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE