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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1982
  • pp: 2538–2540

Large cross-section pulsed TEA-CO2 interferometer for plasma diagnostics

J. L. Lachambre, R. Decoste, and A. Robert  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 2538-2540 (1982)

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A large cross-section Mach-Zehnder interferometer is illuminated by a 30-nsec CO2 laser pulse. The line-integrated density sensitivity is 2 × 1019 m−2. Spatial features down to 150 μm can be identified within a usable field of view of 50 mm. An example of a typical interference pattern obtained on a plasma column is shown together with its corresponding Abel deconvoluted density profile.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 11, 1982
Published: July 15, 1982

J. L. Lachambre, R. Decoste, and A. Robert, "Large cross-section pulsed TEA-CO2 interferometer for plasma diagnostics," Appl. Opt. 21, 2538-2540 (1982)

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