Femtosecond TALIF Imaging of Atomic Hydrogen in Pulsed, Non-Equilibrium Plasmas Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2014, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. All rights reserved. In recent decades significant interest has been paid to investigate the applications of non-equilibrium plasma discharges to a variety of practical combustion related applications. However in order to develop a more fundamental understanding of such phenomena, additional insight into important kinetic processes is of great importance. A two-photon absorption laser-induced fluorescence (TALIF) technique is developed utilizing wide-bandwidth, short-time duration, femtosecond (fs) laser pulses. Due to its increased bandwidth and short pulse duration, fs-TALIF has reduced impact from photo-dissociation and increased signal compared to traditional nanosecond TALIF schemes. This fs-TALIF technique is used to image key atomic species within nanosecond pulsed, non-equilibrium discharges at moderate pressures. These two dimensional results provides both spatial and temporal information that can be used in more predictive plasma kinetics models.

name of conference

  • 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting

published proceedings

  • 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Schmidt, J. B., Kulatilaka, W. D., Roy, S., Frederickson, K., Lempert, W. R., & Gord, J. R.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Schmidt, Jacob B||Kulatilaka, Waruna D||Roy, Sukesh||Frederickson, Kraig||Lempert, Walter R||Gord, James R

publication date

  • January 2014