Accession Number:

ADA171946

Title:

Experimental Research on Optogalvanic Effects.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Aug 84-31 Jul 85,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Three pieces of capital equipment which were acquired under this grant are briefly described. All are being used in ongoing experimental research on optogalvanic effects--changes in the conductance of a gas discharge caused by illumination with radiation at a wavelength corresponding to an atomic or molecular transition. We are studying these effects in order to produce a more quantitative understanding of discharges and of laser-discharge interactions. We expect that a better understanding of laser-discharge interactions will ultimately lead to the development of a laser controlled repetitive opening switch for pulsed power applications. The items purchased were a Fizeau laser wavemeter, a double spectrometer, and highly regulated high voltage power supply.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE