Laser Thomson scattering (LTS) method has been applied to measure two dimensional distributions of electron density (ne) and electron temperature (Te) of a pulsed discharge in Ne gas at a pressure of 400 Torr. Such a discharge was produced with good reproducibility by using a set of electrodes composed of a needle and a hemisphere with a spacing gap of 0.5 mm. The values of ne and Te at t = 25 ns after the start of the discharge and at the center of the discharge were evaluated to be 4.6 × 1022 m-3 and 1.0 eV, respectively. Based on the observed signal intensity and noise components, signal-to-noise ratios were examined and the way to apply present diagnostic system to the discharge plasma with an electron density as low as 1018 m-3 was discussed.
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- Mathematical Physics