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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1982
  • pp: 392–394

Determination of self-absorption in emission lines from some optically thick plasmas

P. Pianarosa, J. M. Gagne, G. Larin, and J. P. Saint-Dizier  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 3, pp. 392-394 (1982)

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We present a relatively simple method by which the amount of self-absorption in laboratory-produced plasmas can be evaluated. As an illustration we apply it here to the evaluation of self-absorption in a U I resonance transition from a hollow-cathode-generated plasma. The method can be generalized to include more-complex situations.

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P. Pianarosa, J. M. Gagne, G. Larin, and J. P. Saint-Dizier, "Determination of self-absorption in emission lines from some optically thick plasmas," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 392-394 (1982)

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