Investigation of electron density and velocity distribution in high-pressure discharges for excimer laser pumping using laser Thomson scattering

K. Uchino, Y. Kubo, K. Muraoka, T. Sakoda, H. Yamakoshi, M. Kato, A. Takahashi, M. Maeda

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Thomson scattering from plasmas in high-pressure discharges for rare-gas halide excimer laser pumping was observed using an yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser with a second harmonic generator, combined with a double-monochromator to reject large signal from Rayleigh scattering. The results showed the electron velocity distribution to be Maxwellian which was different from prediction of computer simulations, while variation of electron density and temperature with time and gas composition was consistent with results of computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1991


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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