Experimental and theoretical studies of Stark profiles of Ar I 696.5 nm spectral line in laser-induced plasma


We report the results of the Stark pro le studies of the 696.5 nm Ar I spectral line in laser-induced plasma generated by a nanosecond Nd:YAG laser radiation at 532 nm in argon at reduced pressure. Plasma diagnostics was performed with the use of the laser Thomson scattering technique, free from assumptions about the plasma thermodynamic equilibrium, its composition but also independently
of plasma emission spectra. The pro filles were investigated in wide range of electron density and temperature, from 2.81· 1022 m-3 to 5.69· 1023 m-3 and from 10 430 K to 73 400 K, respectively. Stark profi les were calculated using a semiclassical method as well as by N-body numerical simulations assuming a plasma in local thermodynamic equilibrium. Our studies show agreement within 20% between experimental Stark widths and those calculated by the semi-classical method while much bigger discrepancies were found with computer simulated ones. Importantly, Stark profiles of the investigated spectral line, both experimentally determined and computed, are sensitive to electron temperature.

Autorzy / Authors: 
K. Dzierżęga, W. Zawadzki, F. Sobczuk, M. Lamine Sankhe, S. Pellerin, M. Wartel, W. Olchawa, A. Bacławski, A. Bartecka
J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer 237, 106635
Tematyka badań: 
Plazma indukowana laserowo
Spektroskopia laserowa