Experimental Research on Optogalvanic Effects.
Rept. for 1 Aug 84-31 Jul 85,
WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF PHYSICS
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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.
- Lasers and Masers
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods