Abstract

Stark broadening parameters have been estimated for resonant lines of Al(I) using time resolved measurements. The relation between the various emission line characteristics at different phases of opacity have been utilized to obtain the value of plasma temperature and Stark width parameters from the experimental data. The observed value of the center line intensity and Lorentzian component of the line width are compared against a simulated value of these parameters for optically thin case. The plasma temperature and Stark broadening parameters are obtained for the best fit condition by matching the experimentally observed and the simulated values of intensity and line widths. The time resolved measurements result in much better estimates for Stark parameters by allowing multiple points for fitting keeping the number of variables limited. The Stark shift parameters are also obtained from the slope of the plot of observed central wavelength shifts versus observed electron number density which is measured as a function of time. Hence, a method utilizing multiple-time observation data to obtain the Stark broadening parameters for lines showing self-absorption has been demonstrated.

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