Development of high-efficiency laser Thomson scattering measurement system for the investigation of EEDF in surface wave plasma

M. Aramaki, J. Kobayashi, A. Kono, Eugen Stamate, H. Sugai

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A high-efficiency multichannel Thomson scattering measurement system was developed as a tool for studying the electron heating mechanisms in a surface wave plasma. By improving the output power and repetition rate of the Nd:YAG laser, an F-number of spectrograph, and a quantum efficiency of ICCD camera, the overall Thomson signal collection efficiency per unit measurement time has been improved by a factor larger than 40 in comparison with the previous measurement system developed by the authors. The one-dimensional electron velocity distribution functions were measured in the vicinity of the dielectric window of a surface wave plasma. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThin Solid Films
Pages (from-to)679 – 682
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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