Optical Production of Negative Ions
Final rept. for 15 Jul 1987-14 Dec 1988
AVCO RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA
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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.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics