Accession Number:

ADA210234

Title:

Optical Production of Negative Ions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for 15 Jul 1987-14 Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

AVCO RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A kinetic model of an optically pumped lithium plasma is discussed. Observations of ionization processes at high Rydberg atom density are analyzed, and the role of an electron avalanche process is identified. The optical pump intensity requirements for continuous plasma formation are derived, and Li production is modeled. Keywords Negative ions Lithium Optical plasma.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE