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MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS
The report describes the theory and some experiments involved in making electron density measurements. Microwave, and optical interferometric techniques are described in detail. Electrostatic probe theory is summarized in AD-288 643. The apparatus constructed to perform these measurements is also described in detail. Techniques are described for performing several electron density measurements simultaneously. The emphasis has been on microwave and optical methods, with single and double probes included only for substantiation. It is concluded that extremely passive type measurements, such as optical interferometric methods, in particular with the use of a laser as a light source will emerge as one of the most important plasma diagnostic techniques. Author
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