Laser diagnostics of edge plasmas and laser diagnostics of plasmas for industrial applications (invited)

Katsunori Muraoka, Chikahisa Honda, Kiichiro Uchino, Toshinori Kajiwara, Keiji Matsuo, Mark Bowden, Won Zoo Park, Yasuyuki Hirakawa, Kenji Tanaka, Mitsuo Maeda, Tatsuo Okada

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In plasma physics, laser diagnostics were first developed to probe the core region of magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas, but the advent of various new lasers has turned out to be useful for edge plasma studies. The recent developments of various arc and glow discharges for industrial plasma applications have required measurement of the same quantities as in the edge plasma studies and expertise in the latter has been fully exploited for the former. The experience thus gained has then been used for the advantage in the studies of edge plasma behavior in high-temperature plasmas. The interplay of these two fields of plasma studies, where laser diagnostics of plasmas (which we call "laser-aided plasma diagnostics") is extensively used, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4913-4919
Number of pages7
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1992


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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