Schlieren and Interferometric Studies of T.E.A. CO2 Laser Produced Plasmas

  • K. Rashidi
  • S. A. Ramsden


A mode locked Rhodamine 6G dye laser has been used in conjunction with a streak camera to take multiple Schlieren framing photographs of the development of a T.E.A. CO2 laser produced spark in air. Interferometric studies have also been carried out with the dye laser operating in the PTM mode. The results obtained support earlier work on the expansion of the plasma and on the forward going filament.


Streak Camera Pockels Cell Schlieren Photograph Schlieren Photography Interferometric Study 
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Etudes Strioscopiques et Interférométriques de Plasmas Produits par un Laser Tea à CO2

Schlierenphotographische und Interferometrische Untersuchung Tea-CO2 — Laser-Erzeugter Plasmen


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rashidi
    • 1
  • S. A. Ramsden
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of HullHullEngland

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