Abstract

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.

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1979

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. A. J. Hugenholtz, B. J. H. Meddens, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1123 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1977

1974

R. L. Boxman, J. Appl. Phys. 45, 4835 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1970

Boxman, R. L.

R. L. Boxman, J. Appl. Phys. 45, 4835 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Certain, J.

Charil, P.

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Combier, M.

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Crenn, J. P.

Gagné, M.

Grek, B.

Griem, H. R.

R. H. Lovberg, H. R. Griem, Methods of Experimental Physics (Academic, New York, 1971).

Hayslett, C. R.

Osuk Kwon, J. C. Wyant, C. R. Hayslett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.190, (1979), LASL Optics Conf.

Hugenholtz, C. A. J.

C. A. J. Hugenholtz, B. J. H. Meddens, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1123 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johnston, T. W.

Keilmann, F.

Kwon, Osuk

Osuk Kwon, J. C. Wyant, C. R. Hayslett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.190, (1979), LASL Optics Conf.

Lachambre, J. L.

Lebrun, J. L.

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lesage, A.

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lovberg, R. H.

R. H. Lovberg, H. R. Griem, Methods of Experimental Physics (Academic, New York, 1971).

Martin, F.

Meddens, B. J. H.

C. A. J. Hugenholtz, B. J. H. Meddens, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1123 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mitchel, G. R.

Neufeld, R.

Pepin, H.

Richon, J.

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Veron, D.

Wyant, J. C.

Osuk Kwon, J. C. Wyant, C. R. Hayslett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.190, (1979), LASL Optics Conf.

Appl. Opt.

J. Appl. Phys.

R. L. Boxman, J. Appl. Phys. 45, 4835 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

A. Lesage, J. Richon, P. Charil, M. Combier, J. L. Lebrun, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1306 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. A. J. Hugenholtz, B. J. H. Meddens, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 50, 1123 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

Osuk Kwon, J. C. Wyant, C. R. Hayslett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.190, (1979), LASL Optics Conf.

R. H. Lovberg, H. R. Griem, Methods of Experimental Physics (Academic, New York, 1971).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout of the interferometer with its laser source system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Burned pattern of the laser beam on a Polaroid film (a) at the output of the three-passes amplifier and (b) at the entrance of the interferometer.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferogram of a 200-μm wire mounted on a post, illustrating spatial resolution.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

An interferogram pair showing the fringe displacement induced by the plasma column. The reference fringes are recorded in the absence of plasma.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Schematic representation of the plasma source together with laser and plasma current waveforms. (b) Typical experimental phase-shift distribution (labeled F) across the plasma column and its corresponding Abel deconvoluted density profile.

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