Thomson scattering from laser induced plasma in air


The laser induced plasma in air produced by 6 ns, 532 nm Nd:YAG pulses with 25 mJ energy was studied using the Thomson scattering method and plasma imaging techniques. Plasma images and Thomson scattered spectra were registered at delay times ranging from 150 ns to 1 μ s after the breakdown pulses. The electron density and temperature, as determined in the core of the plasma plume, were found to decrease from 7,4 x 1017 cm-to about 1,03 x 1017 cm-and from 100 900 K to 22 700 K. The highly elevated electron temperatures are the result of plasma heating by the second, probe pulse in the Thomson scattering experiments. 

Autorzy / Authors: 
K. Dzierżęga, A. Mendys, S. Pellerin, E. Thouin, G. Travaille, B. Bousquet, L. Canioni and B. Pokrzywka,
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 227, 012029
Tematyka badań: 
Plazma indukowana laserowo